Mothers' lifestyle may predict when child is likely to have first heart attack or stroke
Sophia Antipolis: Offspring of mothers with heart healthy lifestyles live nearly a decade longer without cardiovascular disease than those whose mothers have unhealthy lifestyles. That's the finding of a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1
"Our study suggests that mothers are the primary gatekeepers of their children's health," said study author Dr. James Muchira of Vanderbilt University, Nashville and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. "This maternal influence persists into the adulthood of their offspring."