Previously it was known that caffeine consumption by pregnant women does not disturb the baby, but a recent study revealed that women who becomes pregnant while they are on a diet are more likely to have children who are overweight (obese) or develop diabetes later in life.
The researchers found in a study conducted in sheeps by giving less food during pregnancy which caused DNA changes in the brain when they were young.
Despite many factors that triggers diabetes, scientists from the University of Manchester expect these findings will also have the same results in humans and may explain why twins are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults. The scientists then examined the brain tissue of unborn sheep to see if it changes the structure of DNA. (more…)