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26 May 2011

High-fat diet during pregnancy programmes child for future diabetes

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic.

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, says a new University of Illinois study published in the Journal of Physiology.

"In recent years, the American diet has shifted to include many high-energy, high-fat, cafeteria-type, and fast foods," he noted.

 
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