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Post-exercise breast milk: the new polypill?

Maternal exercise during pregnancy results in metabolic benefits for offspring, but how mothers transfer these benefits to newborns has been a mystery. A new study now shows that a breast-milk component transmits the metabolic effects of exercise to offspring

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Fig. 1: 3′SL in breast milk is a metabolic messenger from mother to child.


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Moreira, J.B.N., Wisløff, U. Post-exercise breast milk: the new polypill?. Nat Metab 2, 653–654 (2020).

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