Does being born big confer advantages?

Gray-Donald, Katherine
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p295
Academic Journal
The author discusses the study by Wassimi and colleagues concerning perinatal and postneonatal mortality by birthweight. She mentions that the study focused on First Nations people living in Quebec, wherein the findings revealed a clear protective effect of large-for-gestational-age birthweight against postneonatal mortality. The author says that the large-for-gestational-age-infants are serious for women's health, particularly for infants birthweight which poses risks associated with obesity.


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