Exercise helps kids with obese mums - Aust study
posted by Research Admin on 13 February 2012
10 February 2012 - Exercise is the key to overcoming the adverse metabolic effects passed on to offspring by their overweight mothers, with research showing for the first time these effects can be almost completely reversed through physical activity.
Being an obese mother can have a powerful impact on the next generation, altering central appetite circuits and contributing to increased fat deposits, glucose intolerance and metabolic disease in offspring.
However, a study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on rodents found exercise was able to dramatically improve these detrimental impacts, with the reversal most pronounced in juveniles who both exercised and consumed a low-fat diet.
To read the full news item at Science Alert, Australia & New Zealand, go to: http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20120902-23094.html