Smoking during pregnancy and offspring fat and lean mass in childhood

John J Reilly, S.D. Leary, G.D. Smith, Imogen S. Rogers, JCK Wells, AR Ness

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Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with obesity in the offspring, but findings have been based mainly on BMI, which is derived from height and weight. This study examined the association between maternal and partner smoking during pregnancy and offspring total fat, truncal fat, and lean mass in childhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2284-2293
Number of pages8
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • smoking during pregnancy
  • children
  • fat mass
  • lean mass
  • partner smoking
  • obesity


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