Big babies: High birthweight may signal later health risks

Being born big may mean a higher lifetime risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more

19-pound 4-day-old baby

BORN BIG  High-birthweight newborns, such as this 4-day-old 19-pound baby (center) born to a diabetic mother, face health risks into adulthood.

Andi Anshari/AP Photo

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