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Excess or low gestational weight gain may up pediatric CV health risk

Youths whose mothers exceeded the recommended weight gain during pregnancy had increased odds of developing cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as elevated fasting insulin readings, hypertension and high body mass index, compared with those whose mothers met the recommended gestational weight gain, researchers reported in Diabetologia. The findings also showed a higher likelihood of higher glucose readings and slightly increased blood pressure among those whose mothers had inadequate weight gain during pregnancy.

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