In recent years, obesity rates in women have surged ahead of men. Just over 40% of women in the U.S are now obese. That’s according to new government health statistics. Dr. Kelle Moley with Washington University School of Medicine believed a woman’s obesity can predispose her children and grandchildren to metabolic problems and obesity-related health conditions. So Moley set out to prove that a mother’s high-fat, high-sugar diet affects future generations, contributing to the obesity epidemic. The research focused on three generations of mice, and Moley says the findings are concerning.