Malnourished babies make more serotonin in their brain

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    I've noticed anecdotally that babies born from malnourished mothers are quite often markedly overweight as they go through childhood. It's as if they are responding to a prior famine state. It's not exactly the same but possible that serotonin could also be involved. Incidentally my own mother was found near death at 3 months old and only weighed 8 pounds. I've often thought that left a lasting impact on her and probably her children too. Thanks for posting this such saturation.
     
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    There must be many many mechanisms that ensure that in my opinion. This study gives good examples: Maternal nutrition and the programming of obesity

    By the way, you gotta love the "symptoms" of "pregnancy diabetes":

    large babies

    high red cell percentage

    calcium, magnesium, sugar deficiency
     
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    I'm impressed. That pretty much confirms what I suspected. I'm no scientists nor do I claim to be but I do appreciate it nonetheless. It's a simple observation by an ordinary gal but you don't always have to have a PHD to notice patterns in nature. Thanks for posting the science to back that up.
     
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