the idea that if a woman is overweight during pregnancy, the higher levels of sugar and fatty acids in her blood would affect the developing fetus, dooming or at least predisposing the child to poor appetite control and a slower metabolism.
They studied 4,091 mothers, their children born in 1991-1992 and the fathers of these children. They also studied the DNA of everyone, height, weight and body mass index, which is a measurement of obesity, as well as smoking, education and other factors.
I feel that the obesity epidemic is a really good idea and that every one should obey the rules in that program even if it means to study if the moms are blamed for their kids. Some people have no choice though if they are fat because it is a gene sometimes and they can do nothing about it.