Exploring the timing and duration of maternal stress exposure: Impacts on early childhood BMI

Exploring the timing and duration of maternal stress exposure: Impacts on early childhood BMI •Stress exposure, in both the pre-and post-natal periods, is positively associated with early childhood BMI.•Cumulative maternal stress has greater impacts on childhood BMI than stress experienced only pre- or post-natally.•Stress reduction interventions in either the pre- or post-natal period may decrease the likelihood of childhood obesity.•Interventions that target both the pre- and post-natal periods of early childhood will be most impactful. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early Human Development Elsevier

Exploring the timing and duration of maternal stress exposure: Impacts on early childhood BMI

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0378-3782
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10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.12.001
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Abstract

•Stress exposure, in both the pre-and post-natal periods, is positively associated with early childhood BMI.•Cumulative maternal stress has greater impacts on childhood BMI than stress experienced only pre- or post-natally.•Stress reduction interventions in either the pre- or post-natal period may decrease the likelihood of childhood obesity.•Interventions that target both the pre- and post-natal periods of early childhood will be most impactful.

Journal

Early Human DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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