Babies Born to Overweight Mothers Are At Risk

Tools

By Molly Clifton

Babies born to mothers who are overweight or obese already show signs of heart disease.

That’s the findings of a small study out of Australia.

Researchers found the walls of the aorta were already thickened in the newborns of mothers who weighed too much.

The higher the mother’s weight, the greater the thickness, regardless of how much the babies weighed at birth.

Arterial thickening is a known risk factor for later heart disease and stroke.



This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video