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Maternal lead exposure, intergenerational risk of childhood overweight/obesity and folate

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: An observational study of 1,442 mother-child pairs examined associations between lead blood levels in mothers and intergenerational risk of their children being overweight or obese and whether adequate folate levels in mothers mitigated that risk.

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Authors: Xiaobin Wang, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.12343)

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