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Ursula Brain, Rob Lyons
This study examined the impact of prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and maternal depressed mood symptoms on markers of adiposity, dietary intake, and physical activity in 6 year olds. Maternal depression symptoms were assessed pre- and postnatally. Physical activity was assessed using maternal report and 3-day dietary total food intake were obtained using objective records. Birth weight, weight, height, and waist circumference at age 6 years were also collected. We found that prenatal SSRI exposure was associated with lower reports of physical activity, but was not associated with total diet energy intake or markers of adiposity. Read the article.
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