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Mar 13, 2014 6:50 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Gestational diabetes linked to heart disease later in life

Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy may have an increased risk of heart disease in middle age.

A new study reveals gestational diabetes is linked to a thickening of the carotid artery, which can be a predictor of heart attack and stroke in women.

20 years after giving birth, women in the study who had gestational diabetes had larger carotid artery thickness than women who didn't have the condition.

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