What Healthy Babies Have in Common Worldwide (Video) 

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July 14 2014 3:28 PM

What You Learn From 60,000 Pregnancies in Eight Countries

Babies born to healthy, educated mothers have one major thing in common.

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Newborn baby boy.

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Oxford University researchers observed 60,000 pregnancies in eight defined urban areas to prove that nutrition, not race or ethnicity, was the biggest factor in the average size of babies at birth.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.