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NZ: Mother’s diet when pregnant may influence children’s weight at puberty

Children whose mothers have a high-fat diet while they are pregnant and breast feeding may enter puberty earlier than their peers, say researchers at the Liggins Institute. These children are also more likely to be obese as adults.

The research was carried out on rats.

Read more: Press release, Liggins Institute, 17 June 2008

Published on June 17, 2008 in New Zealand news