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06 October 2010

Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds

But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

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The WomenTALK online survey of 1,037 women 18 and older also found that only 11 percent of respondents know that a child's risk of becoming obese more than doubles if the mother is obese during her first trimester of pregnancy.

 
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