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Large Babies Born to Mothers With Diabetes Have a Near-trebled Risk of Obesity

New research published in  Diabetology  (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children who are larger than average at birth (large for gestational age or LGA) and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are almost three times as likely to be obese as children born to normal size to diabetes-free mothers. The study is by Dr. Padma Kaul (Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada) and co-authors