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Being obese before conception triples odds of obese or overweight offspring, review finds

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 12 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4187
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Women who are obese before becoming pregnant have more than three times the odds of having obese or overweight offspring when compared with women of a healthy weight, a systematic review and meta-analysis has found.1

“This research has identified the need for early intervention in the prevention of childhood obesity, starting before conception,” said the study authors, led by Nicola Heslehurst of Newcastle University, …

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