Being overweight while pregnant has known risks for the mother and baby, and new studies have one more to add. A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health explains how being overweight while pregnant may increase the child’s risk of developing asthma.
The study found that the higher the weight, the greater the risk for the later onset of asthma symptoms.
“Our findings suggest that being overweight may interfere with normal fetal development as a result of disrupted metabolic or hormonal activity,” explains Swatee Patel, Principal Lecturer in Statistics in the University of Greenwich’s School of Health & Social Care. “This could partly contribute towards the rising rates of chronic asthma suffered by children. These new findings add to a long list of damaging effects of obesity, not only in the mothers but in their children.”
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