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Article title: Exercise during pregnancy mitigates negative effects of parental obesity on metabolic function in adult mouse offspring

Authors: Rhianna Che C. Laker, Ali Altıntaş, Travis S. Lillard, Mei Zhang, Jessica J. Connelly, Olivia L. Sabik, Suna Onengut, Stephen S. Rich, Charles R. Farber, Romain Barrès, Zhen Yan

From the authors: “In this study, we show that maternal [obesity] is more potent than paternal [obesity] in predisposing the offspring, particularly the male offspring, to adulthood metabolic impairment, and that maternal exercise during gestation only had positive impacts on both male and female offspring.”

This study is highlighted as one of February’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.