Hormonal contraceptives up risk of gestational diabetes

July 19, 2014 12:04 PM

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According to a new study that focused on how different birth control methods may be related to the risk of developing gestational diabetes, those who were on hormonal birth control increased their risk of it by 40 percent.

The correlation of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM and hormonal contraceptives was found by health researchers by analyzing data from 2,741 pregnancies. They collected the data for two surveys in 2007 and 2008 by the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).

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