Cellular stress makes obese mothers have obese babies

Maternal obesity increases the risk for obesity and metabolic perturbations in their offspring, but what are the mechanisms? In a new study published March 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Sebastien Bouret of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Lille, France, and colleagues show…

Why These Trans Moms Hate Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the day when we honor our moms for all the hard work they do and shower them in love and presents. But for many trans moms, Mother’s Day carries an even deeper significance; it’s a chance to be both privately and publicly acknowledged as your child’s mother in a world that…

Single mothers are more likely to have obese children

Single mothers are more likely to have obese children because ‘fathers keep their offspring slim with energetic and boisterous play’ Youngsters whose mothers battle depression are also more at risk of obesity Those in dirty ‘unappealing homes’ can carry dangerous amounts of weight Being ‘confined’ to a playpen stops children…