Maternal Obesity as a Risk Factor for Brain Development and Mental Health in the Offspring

@article{Cirulli2020MaternalOA,
  title={Maternal Obesity as a Risk Factor for Brain Development and Mental Health in the Offspring},
  author={Francesca Cirulli and Chiara Musillo and Alessandra Berry},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2020}
}
  • Francesca Cirulli, Chiara Musillo, Alessandra Berry
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Maternal obesity plays a key role in the health trajectory of the offspring. Although research on this topic has largely focused on the potential of this condition to increase the risk for child obesity, it is becoming more and more evident that it can also significantly impact cognitive function and mental health. The mechanisms underlying these effects are starting to be elucidated and point to the placenta as a critical organ that may mediate changes in the response to stress, immune… CONTINUE READING

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