Gestational diabetes key risk factor for Type 2 diabetes later on

07/30/2008 | Reuters

Canadian researchers studied more than 633,000 women who gave birth in Toronto from 1995 to 2002 and found gestational diabetes was the biggest risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes, increasing the odds more than 37-fold. Only 2% of the women who did not have gestational diabetes went on to get Type 2 diabetes in the nine-year follow-up period, compared with 19% of the women who developed diabetes during pregnancy.

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