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Gestational glucose intolerance is less severe than gestational diabetes. Metabolic syndrome describes a group of factors (including high blood pressure, obesity and low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol) that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Roger Joseph Rembecki, MD
120 Hospital Dr
Lebanon, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1991

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Barton L Warren
(573) 765-5131
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO
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Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stacey L Clancy, MD
(314) 965-6033
10345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Probst & Behm Ob/Gyn Services
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Beverly Jean Tong, MD
(816) 452-3300
200 NE 54th St
Kansas City, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jerome David Sachar, MD
(314) 432-8181
3023 N Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Consultants IN Womens Health

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Donald E Hicks
(417) 533-6710
120 Hospital Dr
Lebanon, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Daniel M Schmidt
(573) 765-5131
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO
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Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kenneth K Hamai
(636) 239-0250
851 E 5th St
Washington, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Granville Joseph Phillips, MD
(573) 547-4899
212 Hospital Ln
Perryville, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Chester Mental Health Center, Chester, Il; Perry County Mem Hospital, Perryville, Mo
Group Practice: Perry County Women'S Care

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Haifaa T Younis
(314) 645-2008
6125 Clayton Ave
Saint Louis, MO
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Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine

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THURSDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who develop gestational glucose (blood sugar) intolerance are at increased risk for metabolic syndrome three months after they give birth, says a new study.

Gestational glucose intolerance is less severe than gestational diabetes. Metabolic syndrome describes a group of factors (including high blood pressure, obesity and low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol) that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The study included 487 pregnant women who were tested and divided into three groups: normal glucose tolerance; gestational glucose intolerance; or gestational diabetes. Three months after giving birth, the women were checked for signs of metabolic syndrome. The researchers determined that gestational glucose intolerance was associated with increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.

The study was reported online in advance of publication in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

"The study findings raise the important possibility that women with gestational glucose intolerance and subsequent postpartum metabolic syndrome represent a patient population at particularly high risk for the future development of metabolic and vascular disease. Further research with long-term follow-up is needed to address this possibility," study lead author Dr. Ravi Retnakaran, of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the University of Toronto, said in a news release.

"Our data also suggest that glucose intolerance screening in pregnancy, as is currently practiced, may provide previously unrecognized insight into a woman's postpartum cardiovascular risk profile. Furthermore, glucose tolerance screening may identify subgroups of young women for whom cardiovascular risk factor monitoring may be warranted."

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about metabolic syndrome.

SOURCE: The Endocrine Society, news release, Dec. 1, 2009

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