Overeating during pregnancy: An overfed fetus will grow up to be fat too

You’ve heard your mom and grandmother say this: when you are pregnant, you are actually eating for two. Don’t fall for it. A recent study has found that an overfed fetus may end up as an overweight adolescent too. The study suggests that higher levels of blood markers in the umbilical cord indicate that the baby has more fat and may continue having more fat into late childhood and adolescence.

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Source: Hindu Times