You are what your dad ate, perhaps

You are what your dad ate, perhaps

By Bethany Brookshire, 14:04 PM December 13, 2013

“You are what you eat.”

We’ve all heard that one. What we eat can affect our growth, life span and whether we develop disease. These days, we know that we also are what our mother eats. Or rather, what our mothers ate while we were in the womb. But are we also what our father eats? A new study shows that in mice, a dietary deficiency in dad can be a big downer for baby.

The dietary staple in the study was folic acid, or folate. Folate is one of the B vitamins and is found in dark leafy greens (...

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