February 13, 2013
Immigrants in Canada Giving Birth to Larger Babies!
Did you know that women who have immigrated to Canada are giving birth to larger babies? Babies born from immigrant mothers are said to be larger than those born in their mother’s native country. Toronto researchers have reported this bizarre circumstance as dependent on a wide variety of factors. Some of the factors could be that after arriving to Canada, immigrants may be consuming more calories and exercising less than in their native land.
Research was gathered by reviewing the birth weights between 1980 and 2012 in 21 different countries. The amount of individuals accounted for have been 13.3 million single male births and 12.9 million single female births. It is reported that a typical male baby born to an immigrant mother weight 4 ounces more than babies born within the mother’s native country.
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