Mom's gum disease ups risk of premature birth

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 12:36 AM EST

... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease are at increased risk for delivering their infants prematurely, according to a pooled analysis of 17 studies involving 7,151 women, 1,056 of whom delivered their infants preterm or at a low birth weight. ...