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Maternal prepregnancy BMI and child cognition: a longitudinal cohort study.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between maternal prepregnancy BMI and cognitive performance in children at 5 and 7 years of age. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a prospective population based cohort of 19,517 children in the United Kingdom. Standardized cognitive assessments of children, involving components of the British Ability Scales, second edition and a number skills test, were performed at 5 and 7 years of age. Principal components...

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10.1542/peds.2012-0788

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Basatemur, E More by this author
Gardiner, J More by this author
Williams, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
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Journal:
Pediatrics
Volume:
131
Issue:
1
Pages:
56-63
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
URN:
uuid:fa669ee0-6856-4d53-9c06-15482f84e75f
Source identifiers:
490829
Local pid:
pubs:490829

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