Metabolic syndrome markers influence risk of diabetes for gestational diabetes patients

06/4/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in Nutrition & Diabetes found gestational diabetes patients who showed more symptoms of metabolic syndrome were nearly seven times as likely to develop diabetes over 10 years than their counterparts with fewer disease markers. The findings suggest that evaluating traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors may help better identify patients who are at risk of subsequent diabetes, researchers said.

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