Keep Your Baby Healthy

By AFM Staff – May 1, 2015

You are what you eat, and that can either negatively or positively affect babies in the womb. A research team from the Federal University of São Paulo found that babies receiving poor nutrition in the womb tend to be smaller at birth, which has been linked to the development of obesity and other health problems as they grow older. The research team examined poor fetal nutrition in regard to both the female and male genders. Poor fetal nutrition was found to affect the protein expression in fat tissue more negatively in females than males, which led to the conclusion that females who experience poor nutrition in the womb are at a higher risk than their male counterparts of developing obesity as adults.


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