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Exercise can help kids stave off negative effects of maternal obesity

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:21

Researchers have found that offsprings whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet during pregnancy and nursing were able to stave off some of the detrimental health effects of obesity by exercising during their adolescence.

Children of overweight women die younger: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 09:25

Children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study Wednesday that warned of a growing epidemic.

Maternal obesity ups risk of frequent wheezing in offspring

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 11:58

Women who are obese during pregnancy put their offspring at four times the risk to have frequent wheezing, a symptom associated with susceptibility to asthma during infancy that manifests as sharp, whistling sounds when breathing, a new study has warned.

Maternal obesity linked to abnormal brain development in fetuses

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 23:06

Researchers from Tufts Medical Center have shed light on the effects of maternal obesity on a fetus, specifically in the development of the brain. The study, conducted at the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., looked at the fetal development of 16 pregnant women, eight obese and eight lean, to see what effects maternal obesity had on fetal gene expression.

Obese mums give birth to healthier kids after weight loss surgery

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:03

Babies born to mothers who lost a substantial amount of weight after bariatric surgery have fewer cardiovascular risk factors than their siblings who were born before the surgery, a new study by researchers at Laval University has found.

Maternal obesity, diabetes may lead to autism in kids

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 11:51

Diabetic and obese mothers are likely to give birth to a child with autism or other developmental disability.

Exercise can undo effects of maternal obesity

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 12:45

Physical activity can help offsprings undo the negative metabolic effects passed on to them by their obese mothers.

Maternal obesity `could affect child`s brain growth`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 00:00

Babies born to obese women are at risk for iron deficiency and in turn affect its brain development.

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