Are offspring of obese moms pre-programmed for obesity and metabolic disease?

The evidence is clear that the children of obese parents are prone to obesity themselves, placing them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, but how and why this occurs remains under investigation. A study has found evidence suggesting that the in utero environment in obese mothers may program a child’s cells to accumulate extra fat or develop differences in metabolism that could lead to insulin resistance.

from Fitness News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/1JGWUZ0
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