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  • Writer's pictureSally Marchini, APD BND

Does the health of your future child matter now?

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

For me, it was learning about the science of epigenetics that had me hooked as a Fertility Dietitian. I've studied it in detail now for several years and thought you might like to understand a little more about it for the health of your future child/children.

Firstly, I need to let you know that the body of this blog is AI generated, so you're getting the best that the internet has to offer about the science. The study of epigenetics is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields of science. It is the study of how the environment and lifestyle choices can affect the expression of genes and their impact on health and disease. In other words, epigenetics is the study of how our environment and lifestyle can influence the expression of our genes, and potentially our health and the health of future generations.

One of the most important influences on our epigenetic landscape is diet. The food we eat can have a profound impact on our epigenome and the health of our cells. Not only does our diet influence how our genes are expressed, but it can also influence the health of our cells and the health of future generations.

For example, research has found that a dietary pattern high in processed foods and low in fruits and vegetables can lead to an alteration in the expression of genes associated with inflammation and cell damage. This may lead to an increased risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Additionally, research has found that a poor diet can affect the epigenome in a way that leads to a greater risk of obesity in future generations. This is because certain epigenetic changes can be passed down from parent to child, and if the parent has a poor diet, the epigenome of the child may be altered in a way that leads to a greater risk of obesity.

For your reference to see that what I am discussing is medically/scientifically recognised, I recommend this website for the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

So, if you find this information fascinating as I do, then why not contact me as a Certified Fertility Dietitian to help you with personalised dietary advice to help bring your future children the best health possible.

Call me, Sally Marchini on 0249710770 or via my website

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