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Pregnancy Diabetes Linked to Earlier Heart Disease

In a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, “researchers followed nearly 900 healthy young women for 20 years and found that those who previously had gestational diabetes were more likely to have thickened arteries on an imaging test —an early sign of heart disease—by the time they reached their late 30s to late 40s compared to those who never had the condition,” according to an article in The Boston Globe. While causes for the increased risk have not been identified, “doctors should ask women if they’ve ever had pregnancy-related diabetes and should consider closer heart disease monitoring in those who answer yes.”

Read it in The Boston Globe.