Study links high pre-pregnancy BMI to health woes in offspring

03/22/2012 | Modern Medicine

High maternal BMI before pregnancy was associated with greater BMI, hypertension, high insulin and triglyceride levels, and low good cholesterol rates in offspring at age 32, according to a study in Circulation. Researchers also found a positive association between gestational weight gain, regardless of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, and offspring adiposity at age 32.

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