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Are kids fat because of fat mums?

11th March 2008

Researchers from the University of Bristol have said overweight mothers are not genetically predisposing their offspring to be fat.

Debbie Lawlor and her team were examining the argument that if a woman weighed too much during her pregnancy, the foetus would be predisposed to a higher weight because high levels of sugar and fatty acids would be passed to it in her blood. The team studied 4,091 mothers and their children.

 

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