2/28/2013

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.

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