During the winter of starvation, pregnant women did not gain weight but rather lost a significant number of kilos. Their children, currently approximately 75 year old, still endure the consequences of the weight loss of their mothers. This was discovered by APH researcher Tessa Roseboom, professor early development and health of the Amsterdam UMC.
People who were conceived during the winter of starvation have more risk on cardiovascular diseases, breast cancer, depression and diabetes. “You could say, you’re not only what you eat, but also what your mother ate. Or did not ate” concludes the medical biologist, who has been looking into the consequences of undernourishment for over 25 years now.
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