A British study has come out with bizarre findings which might force dieting pregnant women to rethink. If their study is to be believed then women who become pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could be obese or diabetic in later life. This might put a lot of worry into the minds of women who are dieting and planning to get pregnant soon.
Researchers came to this conclusion after they conducted a study on sheep and found that those adult female sheep that consume less food during the time of conception cause a DNA alteration in the brains of their young. The researchers believe that the findings might also be true for humans as well and could shed some light of why twins are more likely to develop diabetes in adulthood. The study on twin pregnancy in sheep was also conducted after which the researchers came out with same results.
If the findings of sheep are applicable for humans as well, then it would mean that unborn twins are more likely to have a genetic change inside their brain that regulated the food intake and glucose that results in an increased chance of diabetes in adulthood.