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When does it all start?

Longitudinal childhood studies tell us that children’s obesity, fitness and insulin resistance are good predictors of their adult status, and good predictors of adulthood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Other studies have moved the time point further back to the in utero environment. By comparing children born before and after maternal bariatric surgery, this current study shows that the BMI and metabolic status of mothers before pregnancy influences the differential methylation and activation of genes involved with diabetes and obesity in their offspring. Children born following bariatric surgery seem less likely to develop future obesity and type 2 diabetes.                                                                                                                See abstract

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