Obesity may raise risk of premature birth, study says

06/11/2013 | Reuters

Maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy was linked to a greater risk of giving birth prematurely, and the risk increased for women who gained more excess weight, according to a Swedish study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also said that overweight and obese pregnant women were more likely to have a spontaneous extremely premature birth compared with their normal-weight counterparts.

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