is always said that you should have proper nutritious diet when you are
carrying a child because ultimately your child gets nutrition from your food.
What you eat during those nine months can have long-term effects on your
child's health. Normally this tip is given by mothers and grandmother and all
other experienced females. Hence diet plays an important role for healthy
pregnancy and healthy child.
have discovered that nutrition at the time of conception can alter a baby's
genes permanently. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine published a report that outlines the effects a woman's diet has on her
baby. Here the talk is not about the diet during pregnancy but it is about the
pre pregnancy diet. That means what a mother eats (or lacks nutritionally)
before she conceives a baby can permanently alter her child's genes.
Importance of nutrition before
the diet of the women changes once she is pregnant. Sometimes it's due to
aversions and cravings, but most pregnant moms try to eat a healthier diet.
However researchers say that what your nutrition status is like right around
conception can play a big part in your baby's genetic makeup.
a childís genes are inherited directly from their parents, how these genes are
expressed is controlled through Ďepigeneticí modifications to the DNA. One such
modification involves tagging gene regions with chemical compounds called
methyl groups and results in silencing the genes. The addition of these
compounds requires key nutrients including folate, vitamins B2, B6 and B12,
choline and methionine.
team studied six genes and what can cause them to turn on or off, focusing on
specific nutritional components, such as B vitamins, and what their effects are
on those genes. The switch for turning genes on or off is controlled by
methylation, and they discovered that in women whose blood levels of these
particular nutrients were low, these genes had less methylation.
more notable, they found that the levels weren't out of normal range ó they
were just lower than the cases where there was more methylation on the genes.
They also found that the higher a woman's BMI at the time of conception, the
less methylation was present, and again, the women's weights weren't out of
essence, they found that there were just a few subtle differences that make
permanent changes in genes. The team did not study how this affected fetal development, nor the child's health as he grew
on-going research is yielding strong indications that the methylation machinery
can be disrupted by nutrient deficiencies and that this can lead to disease.
The ultimate goal is to define an optimal diet for mothers-to-be that would
prevent defects in the methylation process. Pre-conceptional folic acid is
already used to prevent defects in embryos. Now research is pointing towards
the need for a cocktail of nutrients, which could come from the diet or from
supplements before conception.
basic fund a of the study prove that momís diet prior to conception can
influence her babies DNA during pregnancy. It also shows correlation between a
motherís nutritional well-being prior to conception, and how that well-being
will affect the DNA of her baby over the course of its life. The aim of the
whole study is to demonstrate that a motherís nutritional well-being at the
time of conception can change how her childís genes will be interpreted, with a
life-long impact. Thus motherís diet before pregnancy could permanently affect
many aspects of her childrenís lifelong health.
study did in fact; prove that momís diet prior to conception can influence her
babies DNA during pregnancy. However study is in very initial stage and more
work is required.
all know that experts suggest getting to your optimal weight before pregnancy,
and beginning a quality diet way before you are told to at your first
appointment is a sound idea. However, pregnancy doesn't always happen when we
expect it to. The point to take away, then, is to eat a healthy, balanced diet
and strive for your ideal weight whether pregnancy is on the horizon or not.
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