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The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: American University, Cornell University and University of Chicago Study


2/7/2011 7:36:14 AM

FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- As if working mothers don't have enough to feel guilty about, a new study suggests that the more time they spend working, the heavier their children become. Researchers at American University, Cornell University and the University of Chicago analyzed data on 900 school-aged children, and found that the cumulative time that a child's mother worked was associated with a small but measurable increase in the child's body mass index (BMI), a measurement that takes into account height and weight.

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