Obesity Before Pregnancy Linked To Childhood Weight Problems - Pregnancy And Baby

by Jon Henshaw

Results of the study, which included more than 3,000 children, suggest that a child is far more likely to be overweight at a very young age — at 2 or 3 years old — if his mother was overweight or obese before she became pregnant. A child is also at greater risk of becoming overweight if he is born to a black or Hispanic mother, or to a mother who smoked during her pregnancy.

And there’s a good chance that an overweight child will stay overweight for the rest of his or her life.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2005 at 10:04 pm and is filed under Pregnancy, Concerns and Expectations, Nutrition, Weight Management. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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