Experts examine link between maternal BMI, fat in infants

09/26/2011 | Daily Mail (London), The

Using magnetic resonance imaging scans, British researchers examined 105 newborns and found that for every unit increase in maternal BMI, the baby's fat content in the liver grew by 8% and adipose tissue increased by 7 grams. The findings demonstrate how excess pregnancy weight may predispose babies to obesity before they are born, said study lead author Professor Neena Modi.

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