Combating Obesity in the Womb: U.K. Study Treats Pregnant Women With Diabetes Drug

How far will we go to prevent childhood obesity? U.K. researchers are bringing the battle against obesity to babies still in the womb. In this novel approach, which will ultimately enlist 400 pregnant women in the U.K., obese pregnant women will be given the diabetes drug Metformin in hopes of reducing their infant's chance of developing heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. The study, funded by the U.K. government, will be one of the most extensive tests to date of a...Full Story
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