Weight before pregnancy linked with children's neurodevelopment

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A recent Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies found that, compared with children of normal weight mothers, children whose mothers were overweight or obese prior to pregnancy had 17% and 51% increased risks for compromised neurodevelopmental outcomes, respectively.

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Pediatric Obesity
Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and child neurodevelopmental outcomes: a meta-analysis C. E. Sanchez, C. Barry, A. Sabhlok, K. Russell, A. Majors, S. H. Kollins, B. F. Fuemmeler - Website link

Links: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/w-wbp112217.php

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