New medicine will protect a child from obesity before birth

Obesity may be inherited. Proven, obese people are significantly more likely to give birth to children with obesity. Along with join excess weight and other problems: diabetes mellitus, diseases of cardiovascular system, writes The Daily Mail. Scientists from the University of Colorado tried to interfere in the course "scheduled disease" and developed a drug that protects the baby from obesity on the intrauterine stage of development.

In the experiment, pregnant mice received the hormone adiponectin. This active ingredient controls the metabolic processes in animals with obesity, the hormone levels is usually reduced. As a result of treatment of mice with obesity giving birth to healthy babies with normal weight.

One theory is that adiponectin reduced the supply of nutrients through the placenta. Now a similar connection is undergoing clinical trials on pregnant women, scientists predict positive results.

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