Offspring of mice fed imbalanced diets shown to be neurologically 'programmed' for obesity

Pregnant mice fed diets high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats are shown in a new study to produce offspring whose brains had a higher level of dopamine-producing neurons — the neurological reward system. These mice went on to chase hyper-caloric diets, suggesting that the fats in a pregnant mother’s diet may control the eating habits of her children, and potentially offering a new obesity-prevention strategy.

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