Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Maternal Obesity Puts A Load On Her Offspring That Lasts A Lifetime

“ As if there are not enough reasons for obese people to lose weight, a new research report published online in The FASEB Journal, adds several more. In a study involving rats, researchers from Duke University found that obesity in mothers causes cellular programming in utero that predisposes offspring to inflammation-related disorders (such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and more) from the day that they are born, regardless of whether or not the offspring are obese themselves. Staci D. Bilbo, Ph.D., co-...

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