Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk Of Obesity In Future Children

October 26, 2014 11:47 PM

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Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk Of Obesity In Future Children

Recent findings published in the journal Diabetes Care reveal that daughters of women with mother's who've dealt with gestational diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to be obese later in childhood.

Lead study author Ai Kubo, an epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., examined data on 421 girls and their mothers from 2005 to 2011. The data included annual data of each participant's body fat, risk of abdominal obesity, height, weight and other issues. The...

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