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Finding Clues to Obesity in the Womb

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 8:47 AM

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Scientists want to know how a mother's weight can affect a child's risk for being obese.

Many factors contribute to childhood obesity, but research is now showing that a mother can be increasing the odds that their children are obese. A woman’s weight before and during pregnancy has been linked to a child’s risk of being overweight or obese. Now, scientists are trying to figure out what it is in the body that causes this.


Health, Children's Health, Be Well, Obesity, Young and Obese

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