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What Your Mom Ate While You Were in The Womb May Determine How Fat You Are

Let's face it, two-thirds of the United States is overweight. Population studies conducted in the last decade suggest that environmental factors active during fetal development are of substantial consequence for the risk of developing metabolic and cardiovascular disorders in adulthood. The biological basis underlying this concept of "fetal programming" remains speculative but may involve permanent alterations in gene expression that may in turn modify tissue differentiation and hormonal and...

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