Newborn diet may set the stage for obesity

New research from the United States has shed light on the potential impact of diet on newborns.

Experiments in baby rats show that those born to mothers on high-fat diets but fed normal levels of fat right after birth avoid obesity and its related disorders as adults.

“Our research confirms that exposure to a high-fat diet right after birth has significant consequences for obesity,” said the author of the study.

These findings may have wider implications on the focus of public health policy in the future, placing a greater emphasis on early childhood diets.

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