Latest News

Obesity in mothers alters babies' weight through brain rewiring

Obese mothers are more likely to have children with metabolic disorders, but the underlying reasons for this effect have been unclear. A new study reveals that the offspring of mouse mothers on a high-fat diet are predisposed to obesity and diabetes because of abnormal neuronal circuits in the hypothalamus. The findings suggest that mothers who consume a large amount of fat during the third trimester may be putting their children at risk for lifelong obesity.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Children from high conflict homes process emotion differently, could face social challenges

  • Umbilical cord 'milking' improves blood flow in preterm infants

  • Genes add risk to depression

  • Pupillary reflex enhanced by light inside blind spot

  • Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without Down Syndrome, study shows

  • New Zealand blackcurrants good for the brain

  • Calcium channel essential for deep sleep identified

  • Key protein may affect risk of stroke

  • What controls blood flow in the brain?

  • Therapy affects the brain of people with Tourette Syndrome

  •