Small babies increase risk for heart disease

By Tamara Nuno

A full-term pregnancy with a small baby may cause changes in a woman’s cardiovascular system increasing her risk for heart disease.

The study was published in the March issue of PLos One.

Researchers studied around six thousand women who had delivered full-term babies.

Three hundred and nine of them were five pounds eight ounces.

Women who had small babies were at twice the risk for heart disease than those who had not.

The study concluded that they couldn’t explain the direct cause of heart disease in women having small babies.

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