Teenagers can thank their parents’ positive attitude for avoiding obesity

Teenagers are less likely to be overweight if their mom or dad had a positive attitude during pregnancy, a new study by the University of Bristol and Emory University revealed. Using answers from more than 7,000 parents who took part in the Children of the 90s longitudinal study about their personality, mood and attitude during pregnancy; similar answers from their children at age of 8 and the child’s fat mass measurement up to the age of 17, researchers have assessed that a mother’s psychological background during pregnancy is a factor associated with teenage weight gain.  Read more