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Smoking during pregnancy and offspring fat and lean mass in childhood

Reilly, John J and Leary, S.D. and Smith, G.D. and Rogers, Imogen S. and Wells, JCK and Ness, AR (2006) Smoking during pregnancy and offspring fat and lean mass in childhood. Obesity, 14 (12). pp. 2284-2293. ISSN 1930-7381

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Abstract

Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with obesity in the offspring, but findings have been based mainly on BMI, which is derived from height and weight. This study examined the association between maternal and partner smoking during pregnancy and offspring total fat, truncal fat, and lean mass in childhood.