Adults born to overweight moms at higher risk of premature death

08/13/2013 | BBC · USA Today

The risk of dying for any reason before age 55 was 35% higher among people whose mothers were obese while pregnant compared with those born to normal-weight mothers, according to a Scottish study in the journal BMJ. Children of obese mothers were 29% more likely to be hospitalized for cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks and strokes, in adulthood. While the causes in any intergenerational association are "very difficult to tease out," the study highlights a public health concern, researchers said.

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