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Hypertension associated with pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) increases the risk of a woman to suffer metabolic syndrome in later life. This information is driving the need for implementation of early detection and education of cardiovascular (heart) disease. Metabolic syndrome or syndrome X also includes obesity, reflux disease, high cholesterol, insulin insensitivity, and sleep apnea.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Pregnancy-induced hypertension predicts metabolic syndrome in later life.
Date: 1 June 2005
Author: Anne Harding
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