maternal stress

Further Evidence That Prenatal Exposure to Stress May Increase the Risk of Asthma Development in Later Life

Further Evidence That Prenatal Exposure to Stress May Increase the Risk of Asthma Development in Later Life

A recent study published in the BioMed Research International journal suggests that maternal stress during pregnancy is able to increase offspring risk and susceptibility to asthma. Previous research indicates that prenatal and early-life stress can modify infant immune function in the long-term, including conferring a higher risk for childhood asthma (MK Pincus-Knackstedt et al., 2006; […]

Maternal Stress, Neuropeptide Y System and the Offspring’s Vulnerability to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Maternal Stress, Neuropeptide Y System and the Offspring’s Vulnerability to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

A recent report in the FASEB Journal indicates that Neuropeptide Y (NPY) system is a potential mediator of programming for the offspring’s vulnerability to obesity and metabolic syndrome induced by maternal low-protein diet (LPD). According to CDC more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. As stated by Ogden C. et al., 17.1% of […]