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Mothers who are obese or overweight before pregnancy and who give birth at 28 weeks or less, are at an increased risk for having children that perform poorly in cognitive functions and score low on intelligence tests, according to findings recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics. “Although the long-term neurodevelopmental and cognitive outcomes of children born preterm generally are well-described, less is known about antecedents and modifiers of this association,” Elizabeth T. Jensen, MPH, PhD, of the department of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest University Public Health Sciences, and colleagues wrote. “We are not aware of any study that assessed the relationship between the mother’s adiposity and her child’s neurocognitive function at age 10 years.”
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