JAMA Network Open found that prenatal exposure to maternal diabetes during pregnancy was linked to increased risk for psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and intellectual disabilities, in adulthood, compared with peers who were not exposed to maternal diabetes. "Overall, our findings signal the importance of effective public health strategies for preventing, screening and treating diabetes among women of fertile age," said researcher Raquel Nogueira Avelar e Silva."/> JAMA Network Open found that prenatal exposure to maternal diabetes during pregnancy was linked to increased risk for psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and intellectual disabilities, in adulthood, compared with peers who were not exposed to maternal diabetes. "Overall, our findings signal the importance of effective public health strategies for preventing, screening and treating diabetes among women of fertile age," said researcher Raquel Nogueira Avelar e Silva."/> Maternal diabetes may up risk for psychiatric disorders

Maternal diabetes may up risk for psychiatric disorders

2021-10-15

A study in JAMA Network Open found that prenatal exposure to maternal diabetes during pregnancy was linked to increased risk for psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and intellectual disabilities, in adulthood, compared with peers who were not exposed to maternal diabetes. "Overall, our findings signal the importance of effective public health strategies for preventing, screening and treating diabetes among women of fertile age," said researcher Raquel Nogueira Avelar e Silva.

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