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Children of Obese Parents At Risk Of Developmental Delays, Says Study

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, says the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. In the United States, an estimated one in five women is obese when they get pregnant, registering a body mass index above 30. The healthy average is between 18.5 and 24.9.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

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This article touches upon two growing areas of fetal health; inflammation caused by obesity and changes in epigenetics that are transgenerational. The inflammation can be significantly reduced by fat loss prior to pregnancy. The epigenetic changes however, may last up to three generations.

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