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