Women AND men’s health prior to conception affects offspring | Elissa Epel

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Experts have long known that a woman's physical and emotional health during pregnancy play important roles in her offspring's health. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that pre-pregnancy health of both parents shapes the health of their offspring through epigenetic mechanisms, which are influenced by nutrition, stress, and other environmental factors. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel describes how pre-pregnancy parental health impacts offspring.

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