Mother’s Fatty Diets During Pregnancy Make Kids Obese

The link between sleeping and obesity is drawn tighter as study shows that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes (epigenetic changes) that regulate circadian rhythm. In the report, pregnant primate females consuming a high-fat diet altered the function of fetal genes that regulate circadian rhythm (including appetite and food intake) during development. The offspring also had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The research offers hope that even small changes, such as improving one’s diet in pregnancy and during breastfeeding, will translate into a lower chance for obesity in our next generation.”

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