Maternal obesity heritable

Maternal obesity heritable

Study of role sheep obesity plays in future generations has implications for human health.

OBESITY in female sheep during pregnancy can affect the metabolic profile and health of the animals' granddaughters, as well as their daughters, according to a study conducted at the University of Wyoming and published in the International Journal of Obesity.

The study has implications for predicting obesity — particularly abdominal fat — in people, an announcement said.

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