Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Obesity in pregnant moms linked to lag in their sons' development and IQ


News Release 20-Dec-2019
University of Texas at Austin

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found impaired motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while expecting them. A team of nutrition and environmental health researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University found that the differences are comparable to the impact of lead exposure in early childhood.


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