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Modifying certain risk factors might prevent one in four miscarriages, study shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1699 (Published 20 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1699
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Just over a quarter of miscarriages might be prevented, shows a Danish nationwide study that identifies risk factors such as older age; being underweight or overweight before pregnancy; and alcohol consumption, lifting heavy weights, and night work during pregnancy.1

The researchers collected information on nine known risk factors for miscarriage before and during 91 427 pregnancies whose details were included in the Danish National Birth Cohort from …

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