High-fat diet obesity pregnancy harms stem cells developing fetus

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High-fat diet, obesity during pregnancy harms stem cells in developing fetus

Physician-scientists at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital reveal a high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in the fetal liver responsible for creating and sustaining lifelong blood and immune system function. The life-long burden of a western-style diet on the heart and circulatory system have long been appreciated. However, […]

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