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16 August 2011

Pre-pregnancy weight increases asthma risk in kids

Women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant may be programming their children to have asthma-like respiratory symptoms during adolescence, suggests research.

Mums who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant may be programming their children to have asthma-like respiratory symptoms during adolescence, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

In a bid to find out if there was any potential link between these factors, the research team assessed the respiratory health of just under 7,000 15- and 16-year-olds, all of whom were born in northern Finland between July 1985 and June 1986.

 
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