Healthy moms give birth to ‘similar size babies’ worldwide

Monday, July 7, 2014

Washington: A new International study has revealed that babies born to healthy mothers are remarkably of the same size worldwide.

It has previously been suggested that ’race’ and ’ethnicity’ were largely responsible for differences in the size of babies born in different populations and countries, however, the new findings suggested that they are not the primary factor and the educational, health and nutritional status of the mothers, and care provided during pregnancy were the major aspects.

The study, Intergrowth-21st was led by Oxford University researchers, which involved almost 60,000 pregnancies in eight defined urban areas in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Kenya, Oman, the UK and USA.

Source: Zee News (link opens in a new window)

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