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Congenital heart disease in children of mothers with Type 2 diabetes

This new systematic review based on almost 24 000 children of women with Type 2 diabetes estimates that the risk is comparable to that of offspring of women with Type 1 diabetes and almost four times higher than in the background population.
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Whereas the risk of congenital heart defects in the offspring of women with Type 1 diabetes is well described little is known about the risk in children of mothers with Type 2 diabetes. This new systematic review based on almost 24 000 children of women with Type 2 diabetes estimates that the risk is comparable to that of offspring of women with Type 1 diabetes and almost four times higher than in the background population.

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Congenital heart defects in offspring of women with Type 2 diabetes – a systematic review
Anna Slot, Nina Bonne Eriksen, Lene Ringholm, Peter Damm & Elisabeth R. Mathiesen

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