Women with gestational diabetes mellitus or who were overweight during pregnancy appeared to be at risk of delivering babies addicted to sugar, due in part to excessive food intake. Babies who had high exposures to sugar in the womb continue to make large amounts of insulin after birth, and are at risk of developing full-blown diabetes in later years, said Patrick O'Brien, spokesman of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the U.K.

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