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Gut bacteria orchestrate the transmission of overweight from mother to babe

Women who are overweight during pregnancy often deliver large babies by cesarean section, who have a greater chance of becoming overweight themselves as they grow older. A popular explanation for this mother-infant transmission of overweight is that the mother vaginally transfers "obesogenic" bacteria to her... click to read more

  • Anita L. Kozyrskyj | Professor at Dept Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 14, 2018
How early-life adversity gets under the skin

Many women experience mental health problems during pregnancy and this can have health consequences for the unborn child. Indeed, a wealth of research findings have now shown that women with depression and anxiety in pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, to have a... click to read more

  • Joanne Ryan | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 19, 2016