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Improving Your Health Before Pregnancy May Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

First Posted: Feb 01, 2015 10:17 PM EST Researchers at University of Southampton have found that a child's early environment right before and after birth could ultimately determine a higher risk of obesity later in life.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is about fetal programming.  Anything that reduces insulin resistance in the mother will have a significant effect on reducing epigenetic changes in the fetus that lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in later life.

 

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