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Children’s waist circumference, BMI linked to secondhand smoke exposure

July 1, 2015

Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood was associated with an increase in waist circumference and BMI by age 10, according to recent findings.

Linda S. Pagani, PhD, from the CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre at the University of Montreal, and colleagues followed more than 2,000 participants from the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development birth cohort from 5 months postpartum to age 10 years to assess the effects of secondhand smoke exposure during early childhood, including the “adiposity rebound period” that is critical to the onset of obesity.

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