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Kuhle S, Allen AC, Veugelers PJ (2010)

This study looked at the differential impact of prenatal, child, and family factors on body weight status in childhood.
Key findings: Small-for-gestational age infants appeared to be less likely to be overweight at age 10 or 11 years whereas those born large-for-gestational age were more likely to be overweight. Maternal pre-pregnancy weight was associated with childhood overweight as were the child's physical activity and screen time. Smoking during pregnancy increased the child's odds for being overweight. Children living in neighborhoods with higher housing values were less likely to be overweight.
Additional Information: http://www.pubmed.org/19565401