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Moms could be the cause of their kids' obesity

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Posted at 4:16 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 04:16:38-04

A child's risk of obesity could be linked to their mother's lifestyle habits.

That's according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers say mothers who don't have a healthy body weight, smoke, rarely exercise, don't maintain a healthy diet and commonly drink alcohol could increase the risk of obesity in their children.

The CDC says nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S., under the age of 19, are obese.