Mother’s poor diet ‘can make child diabetic’

March 8th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 8 (ANI): 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. (ANI)

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