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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children born to obese mothers are at greater risk of liver disease and obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Microbes living in the intestines, which change their nature due to the presence of overweight mothers, can cause inflammation and other changes in the intestines of children, increasing the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic liposuction later in life. The results of the study were published in the latest edition of science.
To investigate the relationship between maternal obesity and obesity in childhood, researchers followed a group of children with an average age of two weeks, divided into two groups, the first born to obese mothers, and the other group was born to normal mothers.
The researchers took palladium samples from infants from both groups and placed them in rats-free mice and bacteria. The researchers found that intestinal microbes in the intestine of children born to obese mothers caused changes in metabolism, liver and bone marrow changes in mice.
Then, when fed mice with a fatty diet, these mice were susceptible to rapid weight gain and development of non-alcoholic liposuction diseases compared to the other group.
"This study is the first to show the role of changing intestinal microbiology at the beginning of a child's life in the development of childhood fatness," says Taylor Soderborg, director of the research team. "This is the first empirical evidence that supports the hypothesis that changes in intestinal microbes in infants Who are born to mothers with a debt that begins immediately after birth."
"Neonatal intestinal mice can be investigated from obese mothers for possible changes in the intestine, to reduce their incidence of non-alcoholic liposuction diseases, affecting about 30% of obese children," notes the researchers.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects almost a quarter of the world's population, and the US healthcare system costs alone $ 32 billion a year.
The disease is most likely to affect people with obesity, those with diabetes and high levels of cholesterol, as a result of eating high saturated fats, especially fast foods, and can lead to serious health problems, sometimes to cirrhosis in children and end on liver cancer or liver failure
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