Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 3rd, 2005
Bea C. Tanis and colleagues at the Leiden University Medical Center analyzed data on Dutch women who had a first myocardial infarction before the age of 50. A control group comprised 568 women who hadn't had a heart attack. Data were stratified for age, calendar year of the index event, and area of residence.
The researchers reported, "Birth weight in the patient group was significantly lower than in control women (3214 vs. 3370 gram, mean difference -156.3 gram (95% CI: -9.5 to -303.1)."
"The odds ratio for...
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