Infant Mortality Risk Greater in Obese Mothers
the MPR take:
Research published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that a link between maternal overweight and obesity and infant death does exist, however the cause for the association has not been fully elucidated. A review of healthcare databases and observational studies showed that mothers who were categorized as obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30) were more likely to have an infant death (odds ratio 1.42), while women who were considered most obese (BMI >35) had even greater odds (odds ratio 2.03). Researchers note that further studies will need to be conducted to understand the true nature of the association between obese mothers and infant mortality.
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