Study links high lipid levels in early pregnancy with congen
In a study in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, pregnant women with elevated blood levels of certain lipids—in particular, triglyceride, Apolipoprotein-A1, and Apolipoprotein-B levels—during the first trimester were more than twice as likely to deliver children with congenital heart disease.

This study aimed to investigate whether maternal blood lipid levels during early pregnancy are associated with the occurrence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in their offspring.

The study included 230 women of mothers who had children with congenital heart disease and 381 who had children without heart disease.

Elevated maternal lipid profile was associated with increased risk of CHD in offspring. The authors noted that their findings re-iterate the importance of maintaining good health during pregnancy.