Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Future Cardiovascular Risk: An Update

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Burlina, S. ; Dalfrà, M. G. ; Chilelli, N. C. ; Lapolla, A. (2016)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: International Journal of Endocrinology, volume 2,016 (issn: 1687-8337, eissn: 1687-8345)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5124460, doi: 10.1155/2016/2070926
  • Subject: Review Article | RC648-665 | Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology | Article Subject

The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus is increasing in parallel with the rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity around the world. Current evidence strongly suggests that women who have had gestational diabetes mellitus are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. Given the growing prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus, it is important to identify appropriate reliable markers of cardiovascular disease and specific treatment strategies capable of containing obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome in order to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in the women affected.
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