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Pregnancy-induced hypertension predicts metabolic syndrome in later life.

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.

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About: Pregnancy-induced hypertension predicts metabolic syndrome in later life.

Date: 1 June 2005

Source: Reuters

Author: Anne Harding


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