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Risk factors for gestational diabetes identified

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CANADA (KWWL) -- Pregnant women with a large waistline and high cholesterol may be at an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Women usually aren't screened until the sixth month of pregnancy, but doctors say with the rising trends in obesity earlier tests for gestational diabetes are needed.

A study of 144 Canadian women found abdominal obesity and high triglyceride levels in the first trimester accurately predicted gestational diabetes later in the pregnancy.

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