A recent study by Jesse Roman, MD, Ludwig Kind Professor of Medicine, found that a mother’s diet can prompt changes in how her offspring’s cells function. It offers clear and specific evidence that maternal experience can affect the health of following generations: in this case, that insufficient maternal nutrition during pregnancy can change the functioning of genes that affect lung health.
"Exploring the Epigenetics of Lung Disease,"
Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine: Vol. 1:
1, Article 32.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/researchmagazine/vol1/iss1/32