Kids Of Depressed Moms May Be Short For Their Age As Preschoolers.

The Time (9/11, Sifferlin) “Healthland” blog reports, “Children of moms who reported depressive symptoms during the first nine months after giving birth were more likely to be shorter than their peers by the time they reached preschool age,” according to a study published online Sept. 10 in the journal Pediatrics.

HealthDay (9/11, Goodwin) reports that for the study, “researchers examined data on 10,700 children from the nationally representative US Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort. The children were born in 2001 and followed through 2007.”

Related Links:

— “Mom’s Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids, “Alexandra Sifferlin, TIME Healthland, September 10, 2012.

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