Heavy Newborn Cancer Risk Study

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

Heavy babies may have increased childhood cancer risk.

Researchers say babies who are heavy at birth - weighing more than eight pounds, eight ounces - may be at increased risk for two of the most common type of brain tumors among children.

Experts are carefully watching follow-up research for links between high birth weight and childhood cancers.

Some believe they can cut the risk by somehow managing the weight of infants as they develop in the womb.

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