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Overweight mums linked to infant heart defects [news]

Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant are more likely to give birth to children with congenital heart defects.

The US study, conducted by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, concluded that women who were overweight or obese at the time they became pregnant were 18 percent more likely to give birth to babies with heart defects, while severely obese women had a 30 percent increased risk.

 

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