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Big babies at higher risk of childhood cancer

Big babies are more likely to develop certain types of leukaemia and other childhood cancers, British researchers have discovered.

Those weighing over 4.0kg (8.8lb) at birth are 16 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with a form childhood cancer by the age of 14 than those weighing 3.0kg to 3.5kg (6.6lb to 7.7lb), found Oxford University academics.

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