Thursday, April 21, 2011
Can a mother's pregnancy diet influence her child's future weight?
Adding to the evidence that your baby's health may be influenced by the nine month's it spends in the womb, a new study finds that a pregnant mother's diet may be associated with her child's risk of obesity.
A team of researchers from Australia, Singapore, and the U.K found that mothers who had diets low in carbodydrates during the pregnancy bore children who showed certain changes to their DNA. The researchers then tied those genetic changes to body fat at age 6 and 9.