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Study Links Maternal Obesity to Child’s Psychosocial Development

May 1, 2015
 

According to a study, children whose mothers were severely obese before their pregnancy were at a twofold increased likelihood of developing emotional and psychosocial problems at age 6 compared with those whose mothers were of normal weight. These children were more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, researchers found. — Pediatrics, April 2015