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Poor Diet in Pregnancy Makes Child Diabetic

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Times of India
08 March 2011

Poor diet during pregnancy makes child diabetic (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)Poor diet during pregnancy makes child diabetic (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
A poor diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of a woman’s children developing diabetes later in life, according to a study.

British researchers found that a gene in rats could be altered in the womb by a poor diet, reports the Daily Express .

They also found offspring of protein–deficient rats developed type–2 diabetes.

The researchers believe that a similar mechanism could also occur in humans who could pass it on to their unborn offspring who may develop diabetes decades later.

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