Overweight Mothers Have a Lasting Impact on the Health of their Kids

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By Molly Clifton

A study out of Britian finds children born to overweight mothers are more likely to die before they turn 55.

Researchers say the risk is 35 percent higher.

Doctors suspect being overweight at pregnancy may cause permanent appetite and metabolism changes in the fetus, and those changes lead to health problems for the child later in life.

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