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Mother’s obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: study

Story from: The New Age

Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart and genitals, according to a study published on Thursday. The fatter the mother, the higher the risk, it found. “We found that risks of major congenital malformations in offspring progressively increase with maternal overweight and severity

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