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Study helps understand why kids of obese mothers may be susceptible to metabolic diseases

Publicado em 27 janeiro 2021
A Brazilian study published in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction helps understand why obese mothers tend to have children with a propensity to develop metabolic disease during their lifetime, as suggested by previous research. According to the authors, “transgenerational transmission of metabolic diseases” may be associated with Mfn2 deficiency in the mother’s oocytes (immature eggs). Mfn2 refers to mitofusin-2, a protein involved in the regulation of [...]