Obese Mothers' Babies Face Bigger Risk of Early Death, University of Edinburgh Study

Published: Aug 14, 2013

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Babies born to obese mothers may face an increased risk of dying early from heart problems in their adult life, according to research published late Tuesday that paints an alarming picture of the future as obesity-related disease is handed down from one generation to the next. The comprehensive study looked at nearly 30,000 women who gave birth in Aberdeen between 1950 and 1976 and who were weighed and measured in early pregnancy.

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