Are offspring of obese moms pre-programmed for obesity and metabolic disease?

9 junio 2015

The evidence is clear that the children of obese parents are prone to obesity themselves, placing them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, but how and why this occurs remains under investigation. A study has found evidence suggesting that the in utero environment in obese mothers may program a child’s cells to accumulate extra fat or develop differences in metabolism that could lead to insulin resistance.