Moms who eat sugary and fatty meals before pregnancy have kids who are wired to crave junk food. This is because an unhealthy diet not only causes changes in the brain but in the taste buds themselves, making children more predisposed to this diet. Even if these children were raised on a healthy diet, they were more likely to feast on treats if they could get them. While the study was conducted on mice, the research team from Cornell University say the results could be the same for humans.
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