Associations between obesity and prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants vary depending on nutritional status

Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants may contribute to the development of childhood obesity and metabolic disorders. However, the results of a study coordinated by ISGlobal, a research center supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, and carried out in collaboration with France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), suggest that the nutritional status of the mother during pregancy may modulate these effects.

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