Oversized newborns reach epidemic proportions in Australia

High maternal BMI and pre-existing diabetes are mostly to blame
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Australia is experiencing an epidemic of unhealthily large babies, a study of 3000 pregnant women shows.

A Sydney team of doctors and researchers found that the number of babies classified as large for gestational age (LGA) was far greater than expected.

High maternal BMI and pre-existing diabetes are mostly to blame, they say.