Unhealthy lifestyle activates many negative gene expressions that are past on to a newborn – process known as epigenetics. A newborn can be born with heritable epigenetic abnormalities such as lower cognitive ability, bad metabolism (i.e. predisposed to be overweight), higher risk of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, etc.
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Luckily people can minimize the negative and maximize the positive if they commit to better diet and exercise before the pregnancy.
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