Expectant mother’s elevated blood pressure raises child’s risk of obesity

Expectant mother’s elevated blood pressure raises child’s risk of obesity

According to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a mother’s elevated blood pressure may raise the risk of childhood obesity.

The study included 88,406 mother-child pairs in China from 1999 to 2013. The researchers analyzed the women’s blood pressure from the three trimesters. The children where then weighed during follow-up visits between the ages of 4 and 7.

Children were found to be 49% more likely to be categorized as overweight among mothers who were hypertensive during the second trimester.

To find lean more about the study visit – www.endocrine.org/news-room/current-press-releases/expectant-mothers-elevated-blood-pressure-raises-childs-risk-of-obesity

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