Pre-Pregnancy

Rumour: A high BMI during pregnancy can result in a shorter lifespan of the child.

Truth: This is true. According to a study published in BioMed Central Medicine, a high BMI during pregnancy is linked to a decrease in telomere length of the child. A shorter telomere length has been previously linked to a shorter lifespan. Read more about maternal BMI during pregnancy and child telomere length here.




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