More fat storage equals an increased likelihood of becoming overweight and developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer, and even osteoporosis as an adult. It's similar to the reason why starvation diets don't work: Your metabolism slows and your body goes into fat-storage mode when it thinks it's faced with famine. Poor fetal nutrition may also permanently change the structure and development of vital organs like the brain. In some cases, these epigenetic changes can even be passed on to future generations, as well.
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