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This week, a new study by University College London found a "causal effect" between mothers who work and overweight children.

The study, which looked at 20,000 families with children born between 2000 and 2002 and will be published in the journal SSM - Population Health next month, found that kids whose mothers work full-time and have a partner are 7.8 per cent more likely to be overweight compared to those with a stay-at-home mum.

So why is only the working status of mothers being considered, rather than the fathers? And do studies such as this lay too much blame at their feet?

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