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What is the major factor in low birth weight?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Preterm birth.

Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits.

In brief: Preterm birth.

Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits.
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