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Studies: Preeclampsia, lactation affect cardiovascular health

Research presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting found having a history of preeclampsia increased a woman's risk of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol five years after delivering a baby, when compared with women who did not experience preeclampsia. A second study linked longer breastfeeding, compared with never breastfeeding, to better cardiometabolic measures in women and a reduced likelihood of vascular changes associated with cardiovascular disease.

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