Overweight and obesity in mothers linked to increased fetal and infant deaths
(dailyRx News) Being overweight has a wide range of health implications. One new study looked at how a pregnant women’s weight may affect the child they carry.
The researchers found a significant link between a mother’s pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), a measure of a person’s body fat, and increased risk of fetal and infant death.
This study was unable to determine if the increased risk of fetal and infant death was caused directly by the mother’s weight or if other health problems associated with higher BMI, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, played a role.
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