Children of obese mothers at risk of developing schizophrenia and drug addiction – study

“Obesity in pregnancy is a highly pro-inflammatory state, and prenatal inflammation has been associated with psychopathology risk in the offspring.”

According to the Telegraph, the Government is considering launching a rewards programme for families who adopt a healthier diet and increase their exercise levels.

Last year, the UK Government set out a new anti-obesity strategy, with a ban on unhealthy food adverts before 9pm and a campaign to encourage health lifestyles.

But the number of obesity cases in the UK remains high, with around one in three UK adults thought to be affected.

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