Obesity in pregnant women may cause fetal oxygen deprivation

04/12/2012 | National Post (Canada)

Obesity in expectant mothers was linked to poor blood vessel development and fetal oxygen deprivation in a study of obese rats fed a high-fat diet from birth, according to a study in PLoS ONE. Maternal obesity is linked to higher risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, under- or overweight babies, and children with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and spina bifida. The findings may aid in drug development meant to improve health outcomes in obese mothers, researchers said.

View Full Article in:

National Post (Canada)

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Catheter Engineer Manager
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Compliance
Stryker
Fremont, CA
Director, Office of Device Evaluation
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD
Director, Office of Compliance
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD