Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

It is the hyperinsulinema caused by insulin resistance in the mother that’s sets epigenetic marks on the fetal DNA. This process is explained in far greater detail in the textbook that I co-edited entitled Metabolic Syndrome and Complications of Pregnancy.

Your Obesity May Have Been Determined Before You Were Born

(Reuters Health) – Women who gain excessive weight or develop diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to have obese children even when the babies start out at a normal size, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has linked greater pregnancy weight gain and blood sugar spikes – a hallmark of diabetes – to higher odds of having an overweight newborn.