What you eat before you conceive can impact your child’s health

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Conception, News/Articles | 0 comments

foetusNew research shows that what women eat before they conceive can impact the short and long term health of her child.  Consumption of important nutrients prior to conception appears to impact gene activation, affecting how and when certain genes become active.  Research has shown that this activation or deactivation may impact the long term health of the child and their pre disposition to certain diseases.  The nutrients found to be critical to this process are folate, B2, B6, B12 and choline (as found in Zycia Natal Nutrients).

This latest research forms part of a body or research which points to a child’s health being genetically programmed early in life, both in the womb and even prior to conception.  Researcher Andrew Prentice, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: ‘The key message is that a mother’s nutrition before she becomes pregnant is super-critical.”  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2615985/What-woman-eats-BEFORE-pregnant-affects-childs-health-life-Milk-green-veg-protein-effect-genes.html#ixzz30M2Xp6DI

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