Maternal smoking tied to overweight kids.Mothers who smoke during pregnancy pregnancy, period of time between fertilization of the ovum (conception) and birth, during which mammals carry their developing young in the uterus (see embryo). The duration of pregnancy in humans is about 280 days, equal to 9 calendar months. are at higher risk of giving birth to a child who will become very overweight Overweight
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On average, children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy were heavier later in life than children born to mothers who did not smoke during pregnancy.
"Predicted growth curves indicate that children of smokers are at greater risk of being very overweight at 12 years of age than children of nonsmokers, or 13.55 percent compared to 12.59 percent," according to the presentation abstract.
The researchers pointed to several other studies, most of them conducted in Europe Europe (yr`əp), 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (1992 est. pop. 512,000,000). , that have found a similar association between mothers who smoke during pregnancy and a higher risk of their children becoming very overweight. Abstract number: 162785