Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to seven percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows.


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An early beginning menstrual cycle can be associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, researchers found; © panthermedia.net/imagepointfr