Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

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Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study published today in Obesity. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy has on infant size.

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Leanne M. Redman et al. Early Pregnancy Weight Gain Exerts the Strongest Effect on Birth Weight, Posing a Critical Time to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Obesity, August 2017 - Website

Links: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170828100800.htm

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