Mom's depression may raise obesity risk in children

07/17/2013 | Healio

Children born to mothers with moderate and severe depression symptoms had an increased risk of overweight and obesity than those whose mothers did not have depression, according to a study in Academic Pediatrics. Children with mothers with mild depression were more likely to consume sugary drinks, skip breakfast and eat out at least three times a week than those whose mothers were not depressed, researchers noted.

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