From the USA: Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Offspring’s Later Heart Health

Pregnant individuals with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and/or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are more likely to have children with worse cardiovascular health (CVH) 10 to 14 years after their delivery, according to a study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting, the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, held from Feb. 10 to 14 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Kartik Kailas Venkatesh, M.D., Ph.D., from The Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues examined the association of HDP and GDM with CVH (determined by four metrics: body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol level, and glucose level) in early adolescence (ages 10 to 14 years). The analysis included 3,317 assessed maternal-child dyads participating in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Follow-up Study.

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