Pregnancy diet weight: A mother’s diet and weight during pregnancy affect baby’s genes - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Sorry, moms. That means once again, the pressure is on you.
“If your mom was obese while she was pregnant with you, you’re marked,” said Philip Wood, professor at Sanford Burnham Research Institute in Lake Nona. You will have an uphill battle fighting off excess weight and its ill effects, including diabetes and heart disease, even if you’re adopted and raised by slim parents, he said.
Studies have shown that these effects can be handed down to the next generation, she added.