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The Pill linked to risk of gestational diabetes

Posted on 19 July 2014 by admin

Women on the pill before getting pregnant are 40% more likely to suffer from gestational diabetes than women who do not use any method of birth control, a new study suggests.

“This study provides evidence that hormonal contraceptive methods may increase a woman’s risk for GDM (gestational diabetes) in her following pregnancy, even after adjusting for maternal age, race, education and income level, marital status, Medicaid status at delivery, and type of prenatal care received,” the researchers wrote in the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Source:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hormonal-birth-control-use-linked-to-higher-risk-of-gestational-diabetes/

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