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Gestational diabetes associated with declining cognitive function

Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, called gestational diabetes, perform worse on cognitive function tests than do women with a normal pregnancy, according to a new study. "This is the first study that has associated a decline in cognitive function with gestational diabetes mellitus, which is an early diabetic state that raises the risk of Type 2 diabetes later on," the lead investigator said. "Based on our results, cognitive dysfunction in diabetes may begin early in the disease."
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