Poor diet in pregnancy, poor heart health for infants

Baboon study links low-calorie intake to long-term risks

MRI of baboon hearts

CHANGE OF HEART  A cardiac MRI shows how the heart of a baboon born to a mother moderately undernourished during pregnancy has a spherical shape (right). It pumps blood less efficiently than the hearts of offspring with well-fed mothers (left).

P. Nathanielsz, Geoffrey Clarke

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