Epigenetic mechanism may explain effects of mom’s nutrition on her children’s health

The following is an edited excerpt.

Pioneering studies by U. S. Department of Agriculture-funded research molecular geneticist Robert A. Waterland are helping explain how the foods that soon-to-be-moms eat in the days and weeks around the time of conception — or what’s known as periconceptional nutrition-may affect the way genes function in her children, and her children’s health.

Read the full article here: Epigenetics Mechanism May Help Explain Effects of Mom’s Nutrition On Her Children’s Health

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