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Gestational diabetes tied to CVD risk in offspring

Researchers in Canada analyzed the health history of more than 290,000 children born between 1979 and 2005 and found that prenatal exposure to maternal gestational diabetes was associated with a higher risk of heart disease in offspring up to age 35. "Screening children with in utero exposure to diabetes for cardiovascular disease risk factors might help to evaluate the future burden related to cardiovascular disease in the population," the authors wrote in The Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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