Some pregnancy conditions increase stroke risk later

09/30/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

Two conditions during pregnancy -- preeclampsia and gestational diabetes -- are associated with an increased risk of stroke later in life, according to a new study. Researchers looking at 42,263 births from 1979 to 2005 said women with the conditions had an increased risk of stroke that was more than double that for women without the pregnancy conditions, and physicians should therefore offer increased counseling for such women to reduce stroke factors.

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