GI News—May 2012

Infant birth weights and childhood obesity have increased hand in hand over recent decades in most industrialised nations. ‘We now know that life inside the womb is a critical period for the metabolic “programming” of obesity in later life, says Prof Jennie Brand-Miller. ‘Mum’s weight at the time of conception and weight gain from early to late pregnancy profoundly influences her baby’s birth weight and future risk of becoming overweight. In addition, we now believe that the increasing GI of the modern diet might also be a factor.’ Read about why blood glucose levels matter in pregnancy in Food for Thought.

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