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Study links gestational diabetes, dyslipidemia risk

Women with a history of gestational diabetes had increased risk for dyslipidemia -- defined by thresholds for triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol -- compared with women without a history of the disease, according to a study in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Based on data collected from 160,527 women, the study found triglyceride levels were 5 mg/dL higher and HDL levels were 0.7 mg/dL lower among women with previous gestational diabetes than among those without.

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