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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pregnancy Health News;Too much folic acid while pregnant may put daughters at risk ♦ Damage from obesity passed to offspring ♦ Tobacco-smoking increases diabetes risk for children in utero

Taking too much folic acid while pregnant may put daughters at risk of diabetes and obesity
Mothers that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters to diabetes and obesity later in life. With high dose supplements being widely available, the study calls for a need to establish a safe upper limit of folic acid intake for pregnant women.Continue Reading
Damage from obesity passed to offspring, but impact can be reversed,
In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have revealed how damage from obesity in mice is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed.Continue Reading
Tobacco-smoking moms and dads increase diabetes risk for children in utero
Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults.Continue Reading

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