What do healthy moms have in common?

July 7, 2014 3:15 PM

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What do healthy moms have in common?

A landmark international study tracked almost 60,000 pregnancies from a diverse selection of countries that included Brazil, China, India, Italy, Kenya, Oman, the UK and the USA. They found that the babies were overwhelmingly similar in size under the condition that they were born to well-educated mothers in good health who ate well during pregnancy.

This means the global disparity in baby size reflects the health and wealth gaps, rather than race and ethnicity as previously thought.

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