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Epidemiologist Bethany Barone Gibbs is exploring the links between pregnancy, sedentary behavior and the risk of cardiovascular disease in women.

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WVU studies link between pregnancy, sedentary behavior, disease risk

For reasons scientists don’t fully understand, women in their 20s, 30s and 40s tend to develop cardiovascular-disease risk factors much faster than men of similar ages do. West Virginia University epidemiologist Bethany Barone Gibbs is exploring what role adverse pregnancy outcomes — like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes — play in that disparity. She’s also exploring whether physical activity can reduce or eliminate it.

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