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Weight loss surgery helpful for moms-to-be

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Women who undergo weight loss surgery can improve the health of their children.

Researchers have found obese women who had the surgery before conception had children with better heart health.

Experts say the surgery has a positive effect on inflammatory disease-related genes in the children.

In fact, doctors say a mother's weight at the time of birth actually determines whether certain genes related to obesity and cardiovascular disease are switched on or off.

The research was done at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

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