Is the old saying "You are what you eat", but new research shows that animals should be "What to eat your children." Researchers in the United Kingdom Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Wellcome Foundation in London found that the mother rats bad eating habits of feeding, and pregnant and breast-feeding long-term health damage. Professor Neil Stickland, co-author of the study said that taking into account the human beings share a number of key biological systems and influence, the result is likely applicable to humans.
In this study, a group of researchers in female rats Fed healthy eating habits, often feed during pregnancy and lactation, while the other group received a diet of processed junk food such as chips, donuts, biscuits, and muffins. When the researchers compared the offspring of these two groups, they found that those born in the "junk food" group had higher cholesterol and triglyceride levels of a fat found in the blood have been linked to increase risk of heart disease . They also have higher levels of blood glucose and insulin, have shown an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Even in future generations from the junk food and switch to a healthy diet, their metabolism is still change, so that they are more overweight and unhealthy than rats did not eat his mother junk food. However, interesting gender gap. The male descendants of the 'junk food' mothers have higher levels of insulin and normal blood sugar, the opposite is true of women, who are often fat.
Study by the same group have shown that rats, whose mother is the Federal Reserve junk food during pregnancy and lactation are more likely to desire similar snacks themselves. "It seems that the mother's eating habits, and pregnant and breast-feeding is very important to the long-term health of children," study co-author Dr. Stephanie Bayol said in a written statement. "This does not mean that obesity and poor health is inevitable, it is important that we take care of themselves, a healthy life. But it does mean that mothers must be responsible, and pregnant women to eat."
Dr Pat Goodwin, from the Wellcome Trust, agreed and said that the study supports the growing evidence that there are many different risk factors may help a person to become overweight and the development of health problems. "Obesity has increased significantly over the past few years, needs to be urgently addressed." She said. "Pregnancy can be a difficult period, many mothers, it is important that they know what they eat may affect their offspring."
However, nutrition researcher simenLaya- Evans from the consent of the University of Nottingham. "I do not believe that they had made clear that - all you can see here is due to obesity caused by increased appetite," he said. "What it shows is that this early influence from the mother is very important."
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