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Diabetes in overweight women linked to low level of protein
San Francisco Chronicle

Women who are overweight and have low levels of a protein known to bind to sex hormones are five times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study conducted in Oakland.

The research was published Friday in the journal Diabetes Care and is among the first to discover that the risk for gestational diabetes increased as the protein, a sex hormone binding globulin, decreased, according to Kaiser.