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Study: Working moms lead to chubby kids

(NBC) - A new study claims kids of working moms are at a higher risk for being obese.

A study in the journal Child Development showed the more years moms spend in the work force, the more likely they are to raise chubby children.

"While the study shows that there may be an increase, a very slight increase in weight gain in children in parents who do work, that it's not a significant amount of weight gain that would cause actual obesity," Dr. Claire Del Signore said.

One possible reason for the connection: After a long day at work, many moms opt for drive-thru on the drive home.

Signore suggests moms plan meals for the week, use pre-packaged fruits and vegetables and eat together as a family.

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