Extra weight gain in pregnancy ups heart disease risk in children

06/2/2010 | HealthDay News

British researchers studied about 6,700 women and found that those who gained excess weight during pregnancy, particularly women who gained more than one pound per week after the first trimester, were more likely to give birth to children who were overweight and have more risk factors for heart disease. More work is needed to determine what the optimal weight gain in pregnancy should be for best outcomes, one of the researchers said.

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