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Exposure to gestational diabetes increased diabetes, prediabetes risk in offspring

August 26, 2014

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in utero are about six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes compared with those not exposed, according to recent study findings published in Diabetologia.

Sonia Caprio, MD, of the department of pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, and colleagues evaluated 255 obese adolescents with normal glucose tolerance to determine the effect of exposure to gestational diabetes while in the womb on the risk for diabetes and prediabetes.

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