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The study investigated the effects of both maternal weight and paternal weight on child development. Children with obese mothers were almost 70% more likely to fail a test for fine motor skills.

Another study has shown that obesity epigenetically alters 500 different genes in human sperm DNA including genes involved in cognition. Likewise, several animal studies have shown that maternal obesity epigenetically changes genes involved in brain function.

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