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Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?
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Dr. Steven Tucker
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In brief: Yes! Via Epigenetics
Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus.
Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children.

In brief: Yes! Via Epigenetics
Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus.
Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children.
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