Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Expectant mothers with low cholesterol have more premature babies

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Expectant moms with babies on the way may end up having a heightened possibility of premature birth if they have a low cholesterol level, according to a new study released this week.

Although recent, unrelated research has also stated that pregnant women can also have an increased risk or premature babies if they have high cholesterol levels, this new finding sheds light on how important moderate to normal cholesterol levels may be for those who are pregnant.

Although this study mentioned that lower cholesterol levels may be impacted by a female's genetic makeup (instead of diet), the increased possibility of premature birth or low birth weight still needs to be looked at for many. If you're pregnant, are you tracking your cholesterol levels?

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