Salihu HM, Adegoke KK, King LM, Daas R, Paothong A, Pradhan A, Aliyu MH, Whiteman VE. Effects of Maternal Carbohydrate and Fat Intake on Fetal Telomere Length. Southern medical journal. 2018 Oct;111(111). 591-596. PMID: 30285264 [PubMed]
Telomere length can be affected by dietary factors in adults. We investigated the association between maternal carbohydrate and fat intake during pregnancy and telomere length in neonatal cord blood leukocytes. We hypothesized that high fat consumption and high carbohydrate consumption would be associated with shortened fetal telomere length.