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News: Further findings add to strong evidence that the environment babies are exposed to in the womb is a major cause of metabolic diseases in adults

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 Further findings add to strong evidence that the environment babies are exposed to in the womb is a major cause of metabolic diseases in adults 

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Further findings add to strong evidence that the environment babies are exposed to in the womb is a major cause of metabolic diseases in adults 

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Babies born to mothers who suffer from a rare metabolic complication during pregnancy are programmed to be overweight, according to a study published today in the ‘Journal of Clinical Investigation’.

The study is the first to look at the long-term effects on babies born to mothers with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), also called obstetric cholestasis, a rare complication of pregnancy that is characterised by the build-up of bile acids in the bloodstream.

The study was funded by the Wellcome Trust, Genesis Research Trust, Imperial College London and the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centre.

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25/06/2013 

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31/08/2013 

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