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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Low energy intakes during the periconceptional period due to food restriction, weight loss, or eating disorders may modify gene functions in the embryo in ways that influence the future health of the offspring.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Low energy intakes during the periconceptional

period due to food restriction, weight loss, or eating disorders may modify gene functions in the embryo in ways that influence the future health of the offspring” is true or false.

Introduction: Periconceptional period occurs around the time of conception and it is measured in weeks or months. It is a critical time period when nutritional status impact conception, development, and growth of the fetus and future health of the offspring.

Explanation

The health and nutritional status during the periconceptional period affects the embryonic and placental development. The nutritional status primarily affects the gene level. Modification of gene function occurs in the embryo and fetus through DNA (deoxyribose nucleic acid) methylation during early pregnancy...

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