Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the Offspring of Diabetic Women: The Impact of the Intrauterine Environment

  title={Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the Offspring of Diabetic Women: The Impact of the Intrauterine Environment},
  author={Laura J. Marco and Kate Mccloskey and Peter Vuillermin and David Burgner and Joanne M. Said and Anne-Louise Ponsonby},
  booktitle={Experimental diabetes research},
The incidence of gestational diabetes is increasing worldwide, exposing large numbers of infants to hyperglycaemia whilst in utero. This exposure may have a long-term negative impact on the cardiovascular health of the offspring. Novel methods to assess cardiovascular status in the neonatal period are now available-including measuring arterial intima-media thickness and retinal photography. These measures will allow researchers to assess the relative impact of intrauterine exposures… CONTINUE READING
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