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Elevated prenatal lead exposure ups odds of childhood adiposity

Youths born to mothers with elevated blood lead levels during pregnancy had a four times increased likelihood of being overweight or obese, compared with those whose mothers had lower blood lead levels during gestation, according to a study in JAMA Network Open. However, researchers found that maternal folic acid supplementation curbed adiposity risk among those with high prenatal lead exposure.

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