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05 August 2010

More Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Mean Heavier Baby: Study

It's another reason for moms-to-be to maintain a healthy weight, researchers say

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"Because high birth weight predicts BMI (Body Mass Index) later in life, these findings suggest that excessive weight gain during pregnancy could raise the long-term risk of obesity-related disease in offspring," co-authors Dr. David S. Ludwig of Children's Hospital in Boston and Dr. Janet Currie of Columbia University in New York City said in a journal news release.

 
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