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Earlier menarche is linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1161 (Published 06 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1161
  1. Jacqui Wise

Girls who start their periods at a young age could be at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found.1

The researchers collected data from 4749 women with an average age of 25 who were participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. At …

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