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Maternal obesity, diabetes and pediatric psychiatric disorders

A study in JAMA Network Open showed that children whose mothers had severe obesity and noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes were more likely to develop psychiatric disorders, compared with those with mothers with normal weight and without diabetes, with even higher odds of psychiatric disorders found among those whose mothers had severe obesity and insulin-treated pregestational diabetes. However, the findings didn't correlate diabetes in normal-weight mothers with increased pediatric psychiatric disorder risk.

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