Being Predictable Is The Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Brain Development

Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how your brain matures and how you behave as an adult. But figuring out why this happens has been difficult. Over the past 15 years, my team and I have been studying child brain development to … Read more

Maternal Obesity Greatly Increases a Child’s Risk of Heart Problems

According to a recent study in mice, maternal obesity affects the fetus’ heart health and function. Obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of lifelong heart disease in offspring Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive buildup of fat that poses a health risk. A BMI of 30 or above is considered obese. Obesity has … Read more