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30 December 2010

Pre-pregnancy weight not tied to kids' behaviour

Despite some evidence to the contrary, being overweight before pregnancy may not be linked to having kids with a higher risk for behavioural or intellectual problems.

Despite some evidence to the contrary, being overweight before pregnancy may not be linked to having kids with a higher risk for behavioural or intellectual problems, a new study finds.

But in the new study of about 7,500 British and Dutch children, researchers saw no consistent correlation between mothers' pre-pregnancy weight and their children's intellectual development or risk of ADHD and other behavioural problems.

 
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