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Obesity and Pregnancy What Legacy for Future Generations?

In the UK, over 50% of women aged 25-34 – the peak reproductive years – are overweight or obese. Excess weight is associated with diabetes,cardiovascular disease, cancers and decreased fertility. In pregnancy, obesity is a direct cause of increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. But what are the impacts of obesity on these women’s children and grandchildren? At this event leading experts from research will discuss the consequences of a woman’s health before and during pregnancy for subsequent generations. The Food Foundation is POST collaborating with the Parliamentary Office of Science and technology on this event.

Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

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