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Babies Born to Native High-altitude Mothers Have Decreased Risk of Low Birth Weight
May 18, 2009
Pregnant women who are indigenous to the Andes Mountains deliver more blood and oxygen to their fetuses at high altitudes than do women of European descent. The study helps explain why babies of Andean descent born at high altitudes weigh more than European babies born at altitude.
American Physiological Society
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