A group of researchers has found after a recent study that parents’ eating habits have a clear impact on their progenies, as per reports.
The team from the University of South Australia concluded the same after feeding pregnant mice with junk food. The study was conducted with an aim to find out if offsprings fed with healthy diet can get rid of the effects of their mother's diet.
Mice chosen for the study were given fatty and salty foods, including peanut butter, Fruit Loops and cookies. It was found that offsprings produced by them also had a strong taste for salty foods.
The researchers told that even after being fed with a nutritious diet, they tended to look for junk food. It has also been found that progenies of junk food loving mothers are more likely to put on weight.
"If a mother has everything in moderation, not too much junk food, and maintains a healthy diet, that will dictate what her offspring prefers later on", says scientist Zhi Yi Ong.
The findings are being taken as an indication that the same might be possible in human beings as well.