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Photo of a newborn baby's feet.

Researchers tackle foetal programming

“The unborn child’s future health is already strongly programmed in the womb,” says Professor Leea Keski-Nisula.

  • Health and well-being
  • Text by Ulla Kaltiala
  • Photos by Raija Törrönen
Photo of a newborn baby sleeping on the mother's hand.

Today we know that maternal obesity, too, predisposes the unborn child to metabolic disorders.

Professor Leea Keski-Nisula