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Newborns of obese mothers demonstrate early signs of heart disease
Newborns of obese mothers demonstrate early signs of heart disease

(February 28, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Sydney – Newborns of obese mothers already demonstrate early signs of heart disease, according to a report published in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease inChildhood. Researchers studied 23 pregnant women with an average age of 35 from 16 weeks gestation until they gave birth. Researchers examined the abdominal aorta in the newborns within seven days of being born, focusing on the thickness of the intima and the media in the artery. Results showed that the higher the mother’s weight, the greater the child’s intima-media thickness. These results were irrespective of the baby’s weight at birth.

 
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