Pregnant women who smoke may put SGA babies at cholesterol risk

09/14/2010 | Reuters

Small-for-gestational-age babies with mothers who smoked at least 20 cigarettes a day during pregnancy were 2.5 times more likely to develop high cholesterol later in life than counterparts born to nonsmokers, according to a study. The researchers also found that SGA and normal-sized babies with nonsmoking mothers did not have additional risk for high cholesterol.

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