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The prevalence of maternal obesity has been on the rise in developed as well as developing countries over the last two decades. Recent studies in Australia, the USA and UK report that nearly one-third of women gain excess weight during pregnancy.1 Studies consistently report that maternal prenatal obesity and gestational weight gain are prospectively associated with early offspring obesity, blood pressure and dyslipidaemia at various life stages.2 ,3 These associations are mainly attributed to the programming effect of overnutrition supply during pregnancy, recycling of weight, parental lifestyles or genetic predisposition.2 ,3
This study extends these previous findings to adult offspring and …
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