Maternal High-Meat, Low-Carb Diet in Late Pregnancy: Relation to Adult Cortisol Concentrations in the Offspring
Wow. This is an interesting approach. Basically, dietary choices in pregnancy in regards to a high protein diet can pre-program the infant for future elevated cortisol levels. Elevated cortisol can lead to a major negative impact on many factors such as insulin resistance, obesity and adrenal dysfunction.
We already have many other studies that link maternal diet with pre-programming the fetus in negative ways. With today’s pregnant woman being less healthy and less attentive to good nutrition than their mothers, where will this leave us in successive generations?
JCEM — Abstracts: Herrick et al. 88 (8): 3554 –