Bigger babies at greater risk of cardiovascular disease

New research shows babies born with a high birth weight could be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults.

Researcher Dr Michael Skilton said young adults who were born large for gestational age are more likely to be overweight or obese and to have thicker arterial walls.

The study focused on carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) which is a marker for the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Large birth weight occurs in approximately 10% of all live births.

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