A new study shows that babies born to mothers who are obese or overweight already have thickened aorta, the main artery that comes from the heart. Moreover, this thickening of the artery is independent of birth weight. This arterial thickening is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke later in life. The study was published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood. Researchers studied twenty-three women who are 16 weeks pregnant. The average age of women was 35 with BMI (body mass index) ranging from 17 to 42 kg/m2. A BMI of […]Continue reading Newborns of Overweight Moms at Risk for Heart Disease
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