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Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
YES!: Birth weight over 4 kilos or 9 lb increases the likelihood that the mother will develop overt diabetes outside of pregnancy. Diet and exercise to decrease your weight for height can avert this dire complication.

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