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Low folate in male diet linked to risk of offspring birth defects

Previous research has shown that what mothers eat during pregnancy affects the health of their offspring. But now, a new study suggests that a father’s diet prior to conception could also play an important role in their child’s health, particularly when it comes to consumption of folate.
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Genetic Link Found In Children With Kidney Defects And Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mutations present in children born with kidney defects are known to cause neurodevelopmental delay or mental illness, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Around 10 percent of kids with kidney defects have these mutations in their genomes, also known to be associated with mental illness and neurodevelopmental delay…
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