Antioxidants during pregnancy prevents obesity in rats

A study was recently conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in which scientists gave antioxidants to rats before and during their pregnancies. The study found that doing so completely prevented obesity and glucose intolerance in their offspring.

If the experiment’s results can be replicated for humans, it could have far-reaching implications for reducing childhood obesity rates.

“We already know that there are critical periods during human development that influence the later development of obesity,” senior author Rebecca A. Simmons told the news source. “This research suggests that if we can prevent inflammation and oxidative stress during pregnancy, we may lower the risk that a child will develop obesity.

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