Offsprings of obese women tend to die younger

Melbourne, august 14 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children of overweight women are 35 percent more prone to expire prematurely in adulthood than kids of women with normal weight.

Scottish scientists studied the data of 37,709 kids, including the data of 6,551 children that had died before the research even started, of 28,540 women, who gave birth between 1950 and 1976, News.com.au reported.

The children were aged from 34 to 61 at the time of the study.

Of the mothers, 21 percent were overweight and four percent obese when they gave birth.

The study's co-author Rebecca Reynolds, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Edinburgh, said that the offspring of obese mothers were 35 percent and those of overweight women 11 percent more likely to die before the age of 55 years than those of normal-weight mothers.

Reynolds's team also found that the children of obese mothers were 42 per cent more at risk of being admitted to hospital for heart disease as adults.

The study was published in the online journal bmj.com. (ANI)

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