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Study: Gestational diabetes may up risk for CKD

Researchers found that women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy and developed diabetes later on had an almost ninefold increased risk of having high glomerular filtration rate later in life, an indication of chronic kidney disease, compared with those without gestational diabetes. The findings in Diabetes Care, based on 1,214 Danish women with and without gestational diabetes, revealed that those who only had gestational diabetes were at a threefold higher risk of having an elevated GFR.

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