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Mother’s Nutritional Status Can Affect Child’s Disease Risk, Report Says

The Guardian: Mother’s diet before conception ‘can affect child’s lifelong risk of disease’
“A mother’s diet before conception can affect her unborn child’s genetic make-up and immune system, according to new findings with profound implications for policy and development work. A report launched today by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that a mother’s nutritional status at the time of conception can permanently change the function of a gene that influences her child’s immunity and cancer risks…” (Larsson, 6/11).

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