Parabens in pregnancy linked to girls' weight gain
Mothers who use beauty products containing parabens during pregnancy may be more likely to have overweight daughters, a small study suggests.
Babies tended to be heavier at birth and more likely to become overweight by the time they were eight years old when mothers used make-up, creams and other common beauty products containing parabens while pregnant, the study found.
One of these chemicals, butylparaben, was associated with excess weight only in girls.
Parabens were often