Study: Miscarriages, family heart disease linked

February 11, 2011 2:20:31 PM PST
There are new findings Friday that miscarriage could be tied to a family's heart disease history.

A study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who miscarried twice before having their first child had a higher risk of having parents with heart disease.

The risk was even higher in women who'd miscarried three times before giving birth.

Scientists say the news can be used to serve as a clue for researchers studying how genes passed from parent to child affect both problems: heart disease and miscarriage.