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Researchers find weight of parents can affect children's development

Researchers find weight of parents can affect children's development (WKRC File)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new study found being overweight may impact not only the person's health, but also their future child's development.

The study was published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers found children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays.

They looked at 4,800 children from four months to 3-years-old between 2008 and 2010. Children of obese mothers were more likely to have difficulty using small muscles like those in their fingers or hands. Paternal obesity was associated with increased risk of failing at personal-social activities such as feeding themselves.

Those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to fail problem-solving tests.

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