Score predicts diabetes and heart disease risk after pregnancy

Researchers have developed a scoring method to predict the risk of women with gestational diabetes developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life.

The test measures a series of risk factors in pregnancy, including body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose, insulin and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (good) cholesterol.

Obesity is increasing and is likely to affect future incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.

Read more at University of Western Australia

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