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Like To Work Out? You Probably Got It From Your Momma

A new study found mice that work out while pregnant could instill that motivation in their offspring.
Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 06, 2016

 If you love working out, maybe you should thank your mom.

One study found mice were more likely to run if their mothers ran while pregnant — the first study to show this connection. 

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology study said that even though fat loss was found in both exercising mice whose mothers did and didn't run while pregnant, those whose mothers did run lost more fat. 

 Researchers said this finding could make an impact in the fight against obesity and inactivity.

The World Health Organization says over 600 million people worldwide were obese in 2014. 

Exercise isn't the only thing that matters when it comes to good health. Another study showed when a pregnant mouse consumed high-fat foods while producing milk, its offspring was more likely to be obese. 

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