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Early childhood intervention improved adult health

New research showed an increase in adult health after nutritional and educational initiatives were used as intervention strategies in young children, particularly for males. The risk for high blood pressure and increased BMI was lower in adults older than 30 years who participated in the Carolina Abecedarian Project as children.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The best childhood intervention starts at minus nine months with the mother’s diet to prevent epigenetic marks that can lead to later chronic disease at an earlier age.

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