High BMI before pregnancy is tied to lower childhood test scores

Children born to mothers who were obese before pregnancy had lower reading and math scores compared with those born to women of a healthy weight, according to a study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. The impact of prepregnancy obesity was equivalent to a seven-year decline in maternal education and lower family income, the lead author said.

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