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Obesity greatly raises risk of preterm birth
Obesity greatly raises risk of preterm birth (June 12, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Sweden- According to research published in JAMA, obesity raises risk of preterm delivery. Researchers reviewed data on 1.5 million deliveries over an 18 year period, examining the mother’s BMI at the outset of pregnancy. When compared to women of normal weight, mildly obese women were at 60% increased risk of extremely preterm delivery, while women who were severely obese were at 2x increased risk and women who were extremely obese were at 3x increased risk. Overweight women were 25% increased risk of extremely preterm delivery.
 
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