Zealth — Epigenetics

Epigenetics and Nutrition

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Epigenetics and Nutrition

Epigenetics in simple words is what we inherit from our parents, grandparents etc. It explains how the experiences of the previous generations can affect who we are.   How does this have any relation to pregnancy and Nutrition during pregnancy? The intergenerational effect talks about how what a mother eats or does during pregnancy, can affect even future generations. So a child’s health depends on not only potentially what the mother ate, but possible even what the grandmother ate. Nutritional epigenetics has been viewed as an attractive tool to prevent pediatric developmental diseases and cancer as well as to delay...

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