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Mother's diet modifies her child's DNA

A mother’s diet before conception can permanently affect how her child’s genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

The first such evidence of the effect in humans opens up the possibility that a mother’s diet before pregnancy could permanently affect many aspects of her children’s lifelong health.

http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2014/mothers_diet.html

which refers to this study:

Maternal nutrition at conception modulates DNA methylation of human metastable epialleles

Abstract

In experimental animals, maternal diet during the periconceptional period influences the establishment of DNA methylation at metastable epialleles in the offspring, with permanent phenotypic consequences. Pronounced naturally occurring seasonal differences in the diet of rural Gambian women allowed us to test this in humans. We show that significant seasonal variations in methyl-donor nutrient intake of mothers around the time of conception influence 13 relevant plasma biomarkers. The level of several of these maternal biomarkers predicts increased/decreased methylation at metastable epialleles in DNA extracted from lymphocytes and hair follicles in infants postnatally. Our results demonstrate that maternal nutritional status during early pregnancy causes persistent and systemic epigenetic changes at human metastable epialleles.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140429/ncomms4746/full/ncomms4746.html
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So you are what you eat, and what your mother eats as well  
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even sometimes of father's side


therefore I love the adjustmenst of *mediterranian diet*....btw.. I don't believe in *studies* anymore... blaaa...


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Quoted from Amazone I.
even sometimes of father's side


therefore I love the adjustmenst of *mediterranian diet*....btw.. I don't believe in *studies* anymore... blaaa...


...like inheiriting missing teeth...and the propensity to eat MORE....which can still be solved by D'Adamo Epigenetic intervention.... I have faith.  


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I did what I could, only time will tell if it was enough to make my son a healthy child and adult. so far he has proven to be very strong, 8 days old and he can hold his own head up a good 4inches. his doc was very pleased with him on his Monday appointment. he is also very calm and (when awake) alert. in fact when he was born he took two good cries to clear his lungs and started looking around with an alert "so, were am I?" look on his face


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I did what I could, only time will tell if it was enough to make my son a healthy child and adult. so far he has proven to be very strong, 8 days old and he can hold his own head up a good 4inches. his doc was very pleased with him on his Monday appointment. he is also very calm and (when awake) alert. in fact when he was born he took two good cries to clear his lungs and started looking around with an alert "so, were am I?" look on his face


I think it's absolutely awesome that your baby is so calm and yet so alert, considering he's a newborn. He obviously feels content and balanced..I'm quite sure your son benefitted by your diet
and hopefully will be way ahead of those children who had mothers who didn't eat as right as you did while pregnant.
Good job for doing what you could!  



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I did what I could, only time will tell if it was enough to make my son a healthy child and adult. so far he has proven to be very strong, 8 days old and he can hold his own head up a good 4inches. his doc was very pleased with him on his Monday appointment. he is also very calm and (when awake) alert. in fact when he was born he took two good cries to clear his lungs and started looking around with an alert "so, were am I?" look on his face


Big congratulations, MOM - on the new baby and the great start you have give him.  I know I speak for many when I say we are all really proud of you!  

Enjoy every moment with this precious bundle.  All too soon do they grow up and go out into the world on their own.  



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