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Mother’s Nutrition Pivotal For Healthy Child Growth

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improving mothers' nutrition before and during pregnancy is pivotal to reducing child stunting in developing countries, researchers said on Tuesday, as a new study showed poor child growth often starts in the womb.

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Dr. Barry Sears

Poor prenatal conditions will have a lifetime impact on the child.  The most important will be the quality of the mother’s diet as epigenetic marks are being set in the womb that will last a lifetime.

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