Obesity raises risk of having baby with heart defect

10/2/2009 | Reuters

Overweight or obese women who become pregnant are 18% to 30% more likely to have babies born with congenital heart defects, a CDC report said. Researchers said problems included obstructive defects on the right side of the heart and defects in the tissue between the heart's two upper chambers.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Litigation & Investigations EMEA
Gilead Sciences
Stockely Park
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA
Senior Analyst Compliance
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX