A new study indicates that pregnant women who experience certain complications related to their pregnancies may have an increased risk of dying from heart disease later in life.
Authors revealed that the women who had high levels of sugar in the urine during pregnancy were about four times more likely to die from heart disease compared with the women who did not have high levels of sugar in their urine when they were pregnant.
AdvertisementThe researchers also found that the women who experienced a decline in their levels of hemoglobin during pregnancy were about twice as likely to die from heart disease later in life, compared with the pregnant women who did not experience the decline.
The researchers said that the level of hemoglobin in the blood is a measure of how well red blood cells can carry oxygen throughout the body.
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