STUDY: Smoking during pregnancy could impact child’s weight later on

Posted on: 5:50 pm, September 4, 2012, by

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(WTVR)- A new study may have discovered the answer as to why mothers who smoke during pregnancy have a higher risk of having overweight children.

A report released by Archives of General Psychiatry studied 378 teenagers. They found those who were exposed to smoke before birth had a stronger desire for fatty foods.

Researchers believe cigarettes may damage a part of the brain that regulates appetite.