lbw

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lbw

abbreviation for
(Cricket) leg before wicket
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The high-birth weight infants were highly likely to be overweight or have obesity compared with normal birth weight infants through 6 years of age, and the low-birth weight infants were highly likely to be underweight through 6 years of age.
He said that measles illness during pregnancy results in a higher risk of premature labor, spontaneous abortion and low-birth weight infants.
Ironically, low-birth weight infants born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are also at increased risk of developing obesity in future years, with the theory behind this deemed "catch-up growth" (von Kries, Toschke, Koletzko & Slikker, 2002).