Maternal behaviors during pregnancy have been reported to impact offspring health in adulthood. In this article we explore the novel hypothesis that exercise during pregnancy can protect against chronic disease susceptibility in the offspring. To date, research has demonstrated that improvements in metabolic outcomes, cardiovascular risk, and cancer can occur in response to maternal exercise during pregnancy.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews|
|State||Published - Oct 20 2015|
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Copyright © 2015 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Cardiovascular disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation