Sunday, 16 February 2014

Stressed mothers 'transmit stress patterns to offspring'

Pregnant lady sitting with a laptop looking stressed

New research suggests that infants born to mothers who have been through stressful life events may experience changes at birth that impact their emotional behavior well into adulthood. This is according to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

Researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel say that previous research conducted in both humans and animals has shown that females who are exposed to stress even before they conceive can have have an impact on offspring.

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