By Andy Merrett
Dec 19, 2005
Children may inherit obesity from mothers
A new study published in Pediatrics magazine suggests that the children of overweight mothers are at greater risk of becoming obese in early life, and maintaining that weight.
This is also believed to be true of those born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy.
It’s another reason for prospective mothers to be aware of their own health, and for pediatric nurses to be aware of as a risk factor.
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