Expectant moms diet linked with risk of obesity in children

March 15, 2006 in Nutrition Topics in the News, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Expectant moms diet linked with risk of obesity in children

Recent study findings from researchers at the University of Nottingham suggest adjusting the diet of a mother during pregnancy may reduce her child’s risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease later in life.

According to researchers, one of their key findings was that children of mothers who ate less during the final months of pregnancy were fatter than the other control offspring in the study. While the researchers are also looking at the effects of over-nutrition in mothers, these results are still pending.

When the complete findings are in, researchers hope their study will be used as a basis for suggested changes in the diet of expectant mothers.

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