Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Obesity and Brith Defects

Oh my.

A bit of disconcerting news recently linking birth defects to obesity as well as the influence diabetes has on the unborn baby. The study is noted at the bottom. Here is the article from WebMD that caught my eye.

WebMD Article

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Here is the article.

Waller, K. Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, August 2007; vol 161: pp 745-750. Kim Waller, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas at Houston. Michael Katz, MD, acting medical director and senior vice president for research and global programs, March of Dimes.