Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Overweight Kids

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Overweight Kids
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 7:47am

A new study reveals women who are overweight or smoke during pregnancy increase their risk of having overweight kids. In fact, smoking boosted the risk by nearly half.
 

Researchers say a high birth weight and rapid weight gain in the first year of life also contributed to children becoming overweight. However, breastfeeding cut the risk of overweight children by 15-percent.

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