Too much pregnancy weight gain linked to higher BMI in children

10/1/2013 | U.S. News & World Report · NBC News

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with greater body mass index scores in children at age 12, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital found. The difference in BMI scores between children born to mothers who gained the most weight while pregnant and those with mothers who gained the least weight was half a unit, according to the study in the journal PLoS Medicine.

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