Review examines maternal, childhood risk factors for overweight

10/30/2012 | HealthDay News

Mothers' smoking during pregnancy raised children's risk of being overweight by almost 48%, a review in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood found. Researchers noted that a high birth weight and fast weight gain during the initial year of life also increased the risk of children being overweight. Breast-feeding and late weaning lowered that risk.

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