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Second trimester estimated fetal weight and fetal weight gain predict childhood obesity

by jmiller on June 29, 2012

“More rapid fetal weight gain and persistently high fetal weight during the second half of gestation predicted higher BMI z-score at age 3 years.  The rate of fetal weight gain throughout pregnancy may be important for future risk of adiposity in childhood.  (Journal of Pediatrics, epub June 7)  (click here for full text)