Heartburn? Expect An Heir with Hair!

Pregnant women who suffer heartburn deliver newborns with full heads of hair, goes the old wives' tale.

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Pregnant women who suffer heartburn deliver newborns with full heads of hair, goes the old wives' tale. Now researchers say the folklore may be true. In their study, women with moderate to severe heartburn had babies with average or above average amounts of hair; most women with no heartburn had babies with less than average or no hair. They speculate that pregnancy hormones which relax the sphincter at the base of mom's esophagus may also affect fetal hair growth.

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