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Archive for April 30, 2014

How a Mother’s Diet Shapes a Child

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Peanut butter and pickles, yummy… well maybe if you are pregnant, speaking of which, [see how that works?] researchers¬†from the MRC International Nutrition Group, based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have shown a link between a mother’s diet¬†before conception and the effect it has on a babies genes.¬†

The study, which was done in rural Gambia, where the population’s dependence on locally grown foods and a very different seasonal climate impose a large difference in the eating habits between rainy and dry seasons, gave researchers the ability to look specifically at the how diet would affect the genes in an unborn child.

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