Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

March 13, 2015 1:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight or obese before pregnancy, or gaining too much weight during pregnancy, may put children at increased risk for obesity, a new study says.

"Some weight gain during pregnancy is normal, but women need to know that gaining too much weight can put their child at risk for being obese in childhood and as they get older, which places them at higher risk for future chronic disease," said study author Elizabeth Widen. She is a postdoctoral fel...

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