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17 December 2010

Bigger mothers = bigger newborns

Increasing body-mass index (BMI) of mothers accounts for most of the rising incidence of macrosomia in newborns, researchers from China report in an issue of BJOG.

Increasing body-mass index (BMI) of mothers accounts for most of the rising incidence of macrosomia in newborns, researchers from China report in an issue of BJOG.

Among a total of 13,711 births, 1373 newborns (10.01%) had macrosomia and 207 (1.51%) had birth weights of at least 4500 g.

 
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