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Food choices not mother’s diet main driver of obesity, says research

A wider choice of foods available to children may be a key driver of obesity, according to new research in mice. The study published in the journal Endocrinology, suggests that having a wide selection of foods available during childhood could be a stronger driver of obesity risk than those inherited maternally.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Restricting dietary choices for the mother during pregnancy and the child after pregnancy make sense if these restricted choices are the primary components of an anti-inflammatory diet.  Any high-fat diet will be rich in palmitic acid that causes hypothalamic inflammation that increases hunger.

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