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PFAS exposure in pregnancy tied to obesity risk in granddaughters

Key clinical point: PFAS exposure during pregnancy could lead to generational risk for obesity.

Major finding: Granddaughters had a 2.3-fold higher risk for obesity when grandmothers were exposed to higher levels of EtFOSAA and had low cholesterol levels.

Study details: Retrospective analysis of 219 dyads (657 women in total).

Disclosures: The California Breast Research Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the State of California funded the study. Dr. Cohn reported no relevant financial disclosures.


Cohn B et al. ENDO 2020, Abstract LB132.