Maternal obesity may put babies at risk for heart problems later

02/27/2013 | HealthDay News

Scans of the abdominal aorta of babies taken within seven days of birth showed that those born to overweight or obese women had thicker arterial walls compared with those born to normal-weight women. Thickening of the arterial walls is considered an independent risk factor for developing heart problems, Australian researchers said. The findings appear in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Attorney
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA
Senior or Principal Consultant
PAREXEL International
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Chief Financial Officer
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Southfield, MI
Senior Vice-President Managed Care Mid-Atlantic Region
Mercy Health System
Conshohocken, PA
Associate Chief Financial Officer
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Boston, MA