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Gestational diabetes, high BP tied to adverse health outcomes in women

Canadian researchers found that women with gestational diabetes, hypertension or both conditions during pregnancy were at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, as well as increased CVD mortality risk, later in life, compared with those without any of the conditions. The findings in the American Journal of Epidemiology, based on 63,438 couples, revealed that the average time to the outcome of CVD among women with a history of both gestational diabetes and hypertension was 10.8 years, compared with 11.4 years among those with a history of either condition and 11.5 years for those without any of the conditions.

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