Can the birth of a large infant predict risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease in the mother?

  title={Can the birth of a large infant predict risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease in the mother?},
  author={Josefin Spjuth and Gregor Larsson and P Nilsson-ehle and Bengt Scherst{\'e}n and Birger {\AA}stedt},
We have previously demonstrated that women who had given birth to large infants had a six-fold increased risk of developing Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus compared with a control group matched for age and parity. However, the patients were extremely obese which explained, in part, the increased risk. In the present investigation we studied whether the delivery of large infants correlated with risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease other than obesity and diabetes… CONTINUE READING

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