Pregnancy weight gain tilts scales for child becoming obese

Date:  March 9, 2015
Source: ┬áColumbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
Summary:
For the first time, researchers studied the effects of gestational weight gain on childhood obesity risk among a multi-ethnic urban population. The researchers determined that excessive pregnancy weight gain was associated with greater overall and abdominal body fat in children and obesity at age seven. Excessive pre-pregnancy weight gain was associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity of approximately 300 percent.

 

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