The Oxford Lecture: Supersize me!
The early origins of a life of obesity
Women who enter pregnancy overweight or obese are at greater risk of developing diabetes in pregnancy. They are also at greater risk of having a large baby, who, in turn, may have an increased risk of developing obesity in later life. This lecture explored why exposure to over-nutrition in the womb may program us to eat more and store more fat for life, and asked what we can do to prevent an “inter-generational cycle of obesity”.
In association with the Oxford University Society (SA branch).
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Professor Caroline McMillen explores how exposure to over-nutrition in the womb may program us to eat more and store more fat for life, and asks what we can do to prevent ‘an intergenerational cycle of obesity’.