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Maternal Obesity

Sakayori N et al 2020 - Maternal dietary imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids triggers the offspring’s overeating in mice
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - 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
30 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Systematic review shows risk of a child developing overweight or obesity is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior
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
22 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - 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
28 April 2015 - DG News - 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.