Some interesting research findings around maternal diet and how it affects foetal growth and later type 2 diabetes. Could it also affect a predisposition towards cancer(s)?

Biology of Reproduction

Adaptive Responses by Mouse Early Embryos to Maternal Diet Protect Fetal Growth but Predispose to Adult Onset Disease

Adam J Watkins et al

Abstract

Poor maternal nutrition during pregnancy can alter postnatal phenotype and increase susceptibility to adult cardiovascular and metabolic diseases

www.biolreprod.org/content/78/2/299.long

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Type-2 Diabetes May Have its Roots in Prenatal Nutrition
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