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Maternal Obesity

Artificial Sweeteners during pregnancy may affect baby's microbiome and increase obesity risk
Wang et al 2022 - A Metagenomics Investigation of Intergenerational Effects of Non-nutritive Sweeteners on Gut Microbiome
Oken E et al 2021 - Analysis of Maternal Prenatal Weight and Offspring Cognition and Behavior: Results From the Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT) Cohort
Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition
Fatty liver more common in children of mothers with obesity
Maternal obesity increases the risk and severity of NAFLD in offspring
Roswall J et al 2021 - Developmental trajectory of the healthy human gut microbiota during the first 5 years of life
How the gut microbiota develops in the first five years of life
Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy linked to modifications in infants' DNA
Antoun E et al 2020 - Maternal dysglycaemia, changes in the infant's epigenome modified with a diet and physical activity intervention in pregnancy
Sakayori N et al 2020 - Maternal dietary imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids triggers the offspring’s overeating in mice
Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's gut microbiome
Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, study suggests
Robinson et al. 2020 - Parental Weight Status and Offspring Behavioral Problems and Psychiatric Symptoms
Nettleton et al 2020 - Maternal low-dose aspartame and stevia consumption with an obesogenic diet alters metabolism, gut microbiota and mesolimbic reward system in rat dams and their offspring
Nichols et al 2020 - Prepregnancy obesity is associated with lower psychomotor development scores in boys at age 3 in a low-income, minority birth cohort
30 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low-calorie sweeteners do not mean low risk for infants
23 December 2019 - Science Daily - Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ
Widen et al 2019 - Prepregnancy obesity is associated with cognitive outcomes in boys in a low-income, multiethnic birth cohort
Samavat et al 2019 - Vitamin B12 Deficiency Leads To Fatty Acid Metabolism Dysregulation and Increased pro-inflammatory cytokine production in Human Adipocytes and in Maternal Subcutaneous and Omental Adipose Tissue
12 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy
3 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
Wang et al 2019 - Association Between Maternal Exposure to Lead, Maternal Folate Status, and Intergenerational Risk of Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Li et al 2019 - Early postnatal overnutrition accelerates aging-associated epigenetic drift in pancreatic islets
26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging
1 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Hospital study shows in just a decade, proportion of pregnant women with obesity has doubled
Systematic review shows child overweight or obesity risk is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to pregnancy
10 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk analyses show new opportunities for reducing risk of childhood obesity
Isganaitis et al 2019 - Maternal obesity and the human milk metabolome: associations with infant body composition and postnatal weight gain
22 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood
Kerling et al 2019 - Effect of Prenatal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation on Blood Pressure in Children With Overweight Condition or Obesity
Patro Golab 2018 - Influence of maternal obesity on the association between common pregnancy complications and risk of childhood obesity
Girchenko et al 2018 - Neonatal regulatory behavior problems are predicted by maternal early pregnancy overweight and obesity
Sarker et al 2018 - Transgenerational transmission of hedonic behaviors and metabolic phenotypes induced by maternal overnutrition
10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - The ideal weight makes for a healthier pregnancy
10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Babies of overweight mothers may risk developing self-regulation problems
1 October 2018 - The Scientist - Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Tam et al 2018 - The impact of maternal gestational weight gain on cardiometabolic risk factors in children
Normia et al 2018 - Perinatal nutrition impacts on the functional development of the visual tract in infants
18 September 2018 - BBC - Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'
Torres-Espínola et al 2018 - Visual evoked potentials in offspring born to mothers with overweight, obesity and gestational diabetes
Kong et al 2018 - The Risk of Offspring Psychiatric Disorders in the Setting of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes
Li 2018 - Epigenetic Mechanisms Link Maternal Diets and Gut Microbiome to Obesity in the Offspring
Kong et al 2018 - The Risk of Offspring Psychiatric Disorders in the Setting of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes
9 August 2018 - MD Edge - Maternal obesity plus diabetes lead to psychiatric disorders in offspring
19 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - How maternal diet could change the infant gut microbiome
Dhana et al 2018 - Association between maternal adherence to healthy lifestyle practices and risk of obesity in offspring
9 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - To reduce your risk of obesity, it helps to have a mom who follows five healthy habits
6 July 2018 - Cardiovascular Business - Mother’s lifestyle influences child’s obesity risk
Xiang et al 2018 - Maternal Type 1 Diabetes and Risk of Autism in Offspring
Micali et al 2018 - Pregnancy loss of control over eating: a longitudinal study of maternal and child outcomes
5 June 2018 - MedicalXpress - 1 in 3 women experience 'loss of control' eating in pregnancy
4 June 2018 - The Conversation - Mothers who eat oily fish could boost their child’s gut health – but only if it’s a boy
Robertson et al 2018 - Maternal omega-3 fatty acids regulate offspring obesity through persistent modulation of gut microbiota
Barker et al 2018 - Intervention strategies to improve nutrition and health behaviours before conception
17 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Parental diet before conception affects child's health
Stephenson et al 2018 - Before the beginning: nutrition and lifestyle in the preconception period and its importance for future health
4 April 2018 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 for fat-free kids: Study links DHA to higher fat-free body mass in children
21 March 2018 - Science Daily - Researchers link dietary supplement DHA to higher fat-free body mass in children
19 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Study finds association between mother's larger waist size, child's autism risk
28 February 2018 - MedicalXpress - Could fish oil in pregnancy prevent weight-related health issues in children?
13 February 2018 - MedicalXpress - Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children
8 February 2018 - Psychiatric Times - Preventing ADHD in Pregnancy?
31 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal famine drives DNA methylation and adult health six decades later
Daraki et al 2018 - Low maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy increases the risk of childhood obesity
22 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Nutrients in child's first 1,000 days key for neurodevelopment
Hidaka et al 2018 - Intrauterine DHA exposure and child body composition at 5 y: exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial of prenatal DHA supplementation
Vähämiko et al 2018 - The impact of probiotic supplementation during pregnancy on DNA methylation of obesity-related genes in mothers and their children
17 January 2018 - Nutraingredients - Probiotics in pregnancy could protect against against childhood obesity
Ji et al 2017 - A Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Maternal Cholesterol Levels and Offspring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Lorite Mingot et al 2017 - Epigenetic effects of the pregnancy Mediterranean diet adherence on the offspring metabolic syndrome markers
Children born to obese, overweight mothers may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, study finds
Sanchez et al 2017 - Maternal Pre-Pregnancy Obesity and Child Neurodevelopmental Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis
28 November 2017 - What Is Epigenetics - Could the Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Epigenetically Reduce a Child’s Disease Risk?
25 September 2017 - Nutraingredients - Nutrition one of most 'significant individual factors' for child development in first 1,000 days: Comprehensive evidence paper
22 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - What babies eat – before and just after birth – can impact them for life, says new book
28 August 2017 - Science Daily - Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows
Broskey et al 2017 - Early Pregnancy Weight Gain Exerts the Strongest Effect on Birth Weight, Posing a Critical Time to Prevent Childhood Obesity
3 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - The case of the vanishing microbiota: Gut bugs powerless to halt disease rampage
Deardorff et al 2017 - Maternal Prepregnancy Weight and Children’s Behavioral and Emotional Outcomes
13 July 2017 - Science Daily - Maternal obesity during pregnancy may be linked to behavioral problems in boys
Gillman et al 2017 - Beverage Intake During Pregnancy and Childhood Adiposity
15 June 2017 - MedicalXpress - Mother's obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: study
Persson et al 2017 - Risk of major congenital malformations in relation to maternal overweight and obesity severity
7 June 2017 - The Guardian - Global study finds 75% of pregnant women don't have healthy weight gain
7 June 2017 - Science Daily - Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase kids' obesity by age seven
Goldstein et al - Association of Gestational Weight Gain With Maternal and Infant Outcomes
6 June 2017 - MedicalXpress - Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
Zhu et al 2017 - Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy, and offspring growth through 7 years of age
5 May 2017 - The Conversation - Does spoon-feeding really make babies overweight?
Miles and Siega-Riz 2017 - Trends in Food and Beverage Consumption Among Infants and Toddlers: 2005–2012
Jensen et al 2017 - The Relationship of Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Pregnancy Weight Gain to Neurocognitive Function at Age 10 Years among Children Born Extremely Preterm
Yeung et al 2017 - Parental Obesity and Early Childhood Development.
Edlow et al 2017 - Maternal obesity and neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in offspring.
30 November 2016 - Nature.com - A new global research agenda for food
Martens et al 2016 - Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length
17 October 2016 - MedicalXpress - Mother's BMI may affect the biological age of newborn babies
13 October 2016 - Mail Online - How fat mothers are harming their babies: Those born to obese parents 'risk heart attacks, diabetes and asthma in later life'
Poston et al 2016 - Preconceptional and maternal obesity: epidemiology and health consequences
Thanos et al 2016 - Suboptimal maternal diets alter mu opioid receptor and dopamine type 1 receptor binding but exert no effect on dopamine transporters in the offspring brain.
16 May 2016 - Food Navigator - Imprinting obesity: Mum's metabolic health may have lasting impact on baby
12 May 2016 - FoodNavigator - Artificial sweeteners linked to overweight babies
Azad et al 2016 - Association Between Artificially Sweetened Beverage Consumption During Pregnancy and Infant Body Mass Index
Hillier et al 2016 - Impact of Maternal Glucose and Gestational Weight Gain on Child Obesity over the First Decade of Life in Normal Birth Weight Infants
02 May 2016 - Science Daily - Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development
02 March 2016 - The Telegraph - Half of pregnant women attending their first maternity appointment are overweight or obese
Hazell et al 2016 - Vitamin D supplementation trial in infancy: body composition effects at 3 years of age in a prospective follow-up study
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
Rivera et al 2015 - The role of maternal obesity in the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders
GUT MICROBIOTA FOR HEALTH - EXPERTS EXCHANGE
Early Exposure to Antibiotics Linked With Obesity
Mostazir et al., 2015 - Childhood obesity: evidence for distinct early and late environmental determinants
24 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3-supplemented formula leads to bigger children: Study
Currie et al., 2015 - Maternal long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in infancy increases length- and weight-for-age but not BMI to 6 years when controlling for effects of maternal smoking
08 April 2015 - MNT - Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2015 - Dietary Guidelines for Americans
WHO 2015 - WHO Regional Office for Europe nutrient profile model
20 February 2015 - Foodnavigator - WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids
05 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby's belly for solid food
Thompson et al., 2015 - Milk- and solid-feeding practices and daycare attendance are associated with differences in bacterial diversity, predominant communities, and metabolic and immune function of the infant gut microbiome
03 February 2015 - Medical News Today - A combination of early-life risk factors 'could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity'
02 February 2015 - American Academy of Pediatrics - Many Pre-Packaged Toddler Meals and Snack Foods Contain Too Much Salt or Sugar
Cogswell et al., 2015 - Sodium and Sugar in Complementary Infant and Toddler Foods Sold in the United States
Early Life Nutrition
Brenske et al., 2015 - Mitigating or exacerbating effects of maternal-fetal programming of female mice through the food choice environment.
30 December 2014 - MNT - Year of birth has an influence on genetic risk for obesity, study finds
Rosenquist et al., 2014 - Cohort of birth modifies the association between FTO genotype and BMI
24 December 2014 - MedicalXpress - High-fat diet, obesity during pregnancy harms stem cells in developing fetus
Robinson et al., 2014 - Modifiable early-life risk factors for childhood adiposity and overweight: an analysis of their combined impact and potential for prevention
Kamimae-Lanning et al 2014 - Maternal high-fat diet and obesity compromise fetal hematopoiesis.
29 October 2014 - The Conversation - Mom's prenatal hardship turns baby's genes on and off
22 September 2014 - The Conversation - Hard Evidence: what do primary school children need to eat?
22 July 2014 - The Conversation - You are what you eat: how diet affects mental well-being
25 Jan 2014 - BBC News - Pregnant mother's fatty diet may alter baby's brain
Dancause et al., 2013 - Prenatal stress due to a natural disaster predicts insulin secretion in adolescence.
Goran et al 2013 - The obesogenic effect of high fructose exposure during early development.
Krakowiak et al 2012 - Maternal metabolic conditions and risk for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
Project EarlyNutrition
Dancause et al., 2012 - Prenatal exposure to a natural disaster increases risk for obesity in 5-year-old children.
Ainge et al 2011 - A systematic review on animal models of maternal high fat feeding and offspring glycaemic control
Cornwell & McAlister 2011 - Alternative thinking about starting points of obesity. Development of child taste preferences
30 Jan 2011 - Scientific American - Diets Low In Omega-3 Linked to Depressive Behavior In Mice
Lafourcade et al 2011 - Nutritional omega-3 deficiency abolishes endocannabinoid-mediated neuronal functions
Sullivan et al 2010 - High-Fat Diet during Pregnancy Causes Perturbations in the Serotonergic System and Increased Anxiety-Like Behavior in Offspring
Bilbo & Tsang 2010 - Enduring consequences of maternal obesity for brain inflammation and behavior of offspring.
Rodriguez 2010 - Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and risk for inattention and negative emotionality in children
Tozuka et al 2009 - Diet-induced obesity in female mice leads to peroxidized lipid accumulations and impairment of hippocampal neurogenesis during the early life of their offspring
White et al 2009 - Maternal obesity is necessary for programming effect of high-fat diet on offspring
Rodriguez et al 2008 - Maternal adiposity prior to pregnancy is associated with ADHD symptoms in offspring: evidence from three prospective pregnancy cohorts
1st January 2006 - Sustain - Changing Diets, Changing Minds - how food affects mental health and behaviour
The Food Commission (The Food Magazine)
Cunnane & Crawford - 2003 - Survival of the fattest: fat babies were the key to evolution of the large human brain.