Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

July 17, 2014 10:33 PM

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A new Missouri health study suggests women who used hormonal contraception had a 1.4 time higher chance of developing GDM.

Health researchers discovered the correlation by analyzing health data from some 2741 pregnancies -- data collected as for two surveys conducted by the Missouri Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) in 2007 and 2008.

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