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Women who have had surgery for obesity have raised risk of preterm babies

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6774
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Women who have had bariatric surgery are at an increased risk of giving birth to a preterm or small baby, a Swedish study has found.1

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm carried out a population based cohort study to examine the association between bariatric surgery and perinatal outcomes. They compared 2562 births after bariatric surgery with 12 468 control births between 1992 and …

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