womb http://northernpublicradio.org en New Evidence Links Life in the Womb and Obesity http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-evidence-links-life-womb-and-obesity <p>New evidence suggests environmental factors in the womb could lead to&nbsp; increased body weight in later years. The research appears&nbsp; in the journal Plos One.&nbsp; Scientists found changes around the DNA at birth which may result from a mother&#39;s diet or exposure to pollution or stress. These changes were linked to a higher Body Mass Index in children around the age of nine.</p><p>Full Story from BBC News: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17234033 " target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17234033</a></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:18:35 +0000 WNIJ 8529 at http://northernpublicradio.org