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Maternal obesity and associated offspring diabetes mellitus

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A large registry-based study found that maternal overweight and obesity are associated with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in offspring. The results align with those of prospective cohort studies and emphasize a need for interventions that target maternal weight during very early gestation, to optimize maternal and offspring health.

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Perng, W., Oken, E. Maternal obesity and associated offspring diabetes mellitus. Nat Rev Endocrinol 15, 630–632 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-019-0249-8

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