Maternal ultra-processed food consumption may be linked to increased obesity risk in offspring

A mother’s consumption of ultra-processed foods appears to be linked to an increased risk of overweight or obesity in her offspring, irrespective of other lifestyle risk factors, suggests a US…

Maternal personality disorder symptoms associated with insecure attachment in adolescent offspring

It should come as no great surprise that mothers have profound influence on their children. But what about mothers who have their own personality disorder symptoms, such as problems getting…

Maternal exercise during pregnancy improves metabolic health of offspring, shows study

A new study has demonstrated that maternal exercise during pregnancy improves the metabolic health of offspring, even when the mother is obese or on a high-fat diet. Physical exercise by…

Study shows correlation between maternal lead exposure and sex ratio of offspring

Higher lead levels in a mother’s blood can increase the chance of her bearing male offspring, according to new research led by Japanese scientists at the Tohoku University Graduate School…

Prenatal mindfulness intervention may improve health outcomes in offspring, study shows

Infants whose mothers participated in a mindfulness-based program during pregnancy had healthier stress responses at 6 months old, a new UC San Francisco study found. This is the first known…

Maternal metabolic syndrome can switch on imprinted gene associated with NAFLD in offspring

New research from North Carolina State University has found that an imprinted gene associated with development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is switched on in mice who nurse from…

Assisted Reproduction Not Tied to Psychiatric Illness in Offspring – Consumer Health News

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adolescents conceived with assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) are not at risk for poor psychiatric health compared with the general population, according to a…

Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked with ASD-relevant behavioral traits in offspring

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are a class of fire-retardant chemicals that are ubiquitous. They are found on upholstery, carpets, curtains, electronics, and even infant products. Flame retardants migrate out…

Maternal vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of ASD in offspring

Maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy was associated with 44% increased risk of ASD in the offspring when compared to mothers who had sufficient levels of vitamin D during pregnancy.…

Research receives $1.74 million to explore how prenatal alcohol exposure leads to ‘anxious’ offspring

A researcher at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a $1.74 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how prenatal alcohol exposure leads…