Researchers used a cohort of 1,226 women with and without gestational diabetes and found that those with gestational diabetes had higher levels of the liver enzymes alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transferase and aspartate aminotransferase, compared with those without the condition. The findings in the Journal of Diabetes revealed that those with gestational diabetes were at an increased risk of developing fatty liver, with an even higher risk seen among those who had type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, independent of GD, compared with women who did not have diabetes.
Study links gestational diabetes to higher fatty liver risk later
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