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clarification question...

Postby akemt » Wed Jan 21, 2004 04:31 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed Jan 21, 2004 04:31 pm

For you know-it-all's out there:

Is the increased risk from obesity because of increased risk of heart disease or hypertension, or is it simply the obesity? Just curious.

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Re : clarification question...

Postby laura » Wed Jan 21, 2004 06:13 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Wed Jan 21, 2004 06:13 pm

Catherine- I can't say for certain, but I think it's the extra strain that the weight places on the cardiovascular system that causes the risk (ie, extra strain on a system already stressed by pregnancy), but I wonder if some of it lies with insulin resistance, which is implicated in both obesity, diabetes, and PE.

That would be a good one to ask a doc!

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Re : clarification question...

Postby sjs40 » Thu Jan 22, 2004 01:48 am

by sjs40 (288 Posts), Thu Jan 22, 2004 01:48 am

Im very interested to know the answer to this one, being very overweight, with IR through PCOS, developing gestational diabetes, ending with PE.....

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