Mother’s Diet and Obesity in Children

The children, whose mothers were eating improperly during pregnancy, are more inclined to corpulence. Such conclusion has been made by an international group of scientists led by Keith Godfrey of the University of Southampton (UK).

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As demonstrated by their study, in such cases the body of the child experiences epigenetic changes: the activity of genes that regulate fat metabolism is suppressed. And it does not matter whether the expectant mother has excess weight. The child of a slender mother, who was eating incorrectly, runs a stronger risk of being ill with obesity than the child of a woman with overweight, who was having a balanced and substantial diet during pregnancy.

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