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Diabetes in Pregnancy Raises Risk of Heart Disease

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Diabetes in Pregnancy Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Source: Nytimes

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Women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and hypertension as well. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed if there is any glucose intolerance with its onset during pregnancy, and about 6 to 8 percent of pregnant women develop the condition.

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