Obesity of the child is associated with maternal malnutrition

Obesity of the child is associated with maternal malnutritionExtra pounds and metabolic disorders can often be observed in children whose mothers ate unhealthy fatty foods during pregnancy. Such conclusions were made by German and American experts after they conducted the relevant studies. The results of the observations were published in the publication Cell.

Scientists from Cologne University and their Western colleagues from the US (Yale school of medicine) conducted experiments on rodents. The study found that fatty foods consumed by lactating rodent mothers disrupted neural circuits in the offspring that are in the hypothalamus. In this area of the brain there are processes that regulate metabolism in the body.

Besides, u the mouse was altered and the insulin signal in that area of the brain. All this led to obesity and impaired glucose metabolism. Professor Tamas Horvath urges all pregnant and lactating women to eat properly so that the future child does not have a predisposition to obesity and other concomitant diseases.

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