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Fish Intake During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Childhood Obesity

High intakes of fish during pregnancy increase the risk for overweight and obesity in offspring, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Increase Risk for Autism

Maternal obesity and diabetes increase the risk of having a child born with autism, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

Access to Healthful Food Improves Childhood Bone Development

Access to healthful food outlets improves bone mass in children, according to a study published in Osteoporosis International.

Pre-Pregnancy Weight of Mom Affects Offspring's Risk of Dying

Children of overweight women are more likely to die from heart disease or stroke in adulthood, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

Animal Protein Exposure During Gestation May Lead to Overweight Adulthood

Children whose mothers ate the most animal protein during pregnancy were more likely to become overweight in adulthood, compared with children whose mothers ate the least, according to a new study in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

High Cholesterol Levels Lower Fertility

Higher cholesterol levels may prevent or delay pregnancy

Mom's Yogurt Puts Baby at Risk for Asthma

Pregnant women who eat yogurt may put their future children at risk for developing asthma, according to new research in Denmark.

Fish Oil Does Not Benefit Baby's Cognition or Mom's Depression

Consumption of fish oil during pregnancy does not benefit babies' cognitive development or mothers' mood, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

More Vegetables for Mom Decreases Risk of Diabetes for Baby

In a new study published in Pediatric Diabetes, researchers found that women who consumed the least amount of vegetables during pregnancy were more likely to have babies who developed type 1 diabetes.

Western Diet Linked to Birth Defects

A new study from the Netherlands that analyzed the diets of 381 mothers found that a Western diet is linked to birth defects.

Meat-Eating Moms Have Less Fertile Sons

A new study in Human Reproduction finds that a pregnant woman's meat consumption can reduce her future son's sperm count.