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Genes Link Growth in the Womb With Adult Metabolism and Disease, Wellcome Trust Study


12/4/2012 7:45:37 AM

Researchers have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight, providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb. Three of the regions are also linked to adult metabolism, helping to explain why smaller babies have higher rates of chronic diseases later in life.

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