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NZ: Mother’s diet in pregnancy key to baby health

An international study of 300 children shows that a mother’s diet during pregnancy can alter her child’s DNA. That change can lead to her child tending to lay down more fat. It can even increase the risk of a child getting diabetes or heart disease later in life.

This effect acts independently of how fat or thin the mother is and of the child’s weight at birth.

Read more about the study: NZ Herald, 19 Apr 2011

Read the Liggins Institute press release, Liggins Institute, 19 Apr 2011

Published on April 19, 2011 in New Zealand news