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High Cholesterol in the Womb May Affect Adult Levels
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iride6606 posted:
Another articles with more details. Young mothers to be can impact their child's health, this is an exciting breakthrough!

The risk for high cholesterol in adults may be partly explained by intrauterine exposure to high cholesterol

This study hints that epigenetics—where genes are switched on or off by environmental factors such as exposure to high cholesterol in the womb—may have a lasting effect on regulating cholesterol levels decades later. Importantly, other research suggests that this is a potentially modifiable risk factor

That's a huge finding!

Young women of childbearing age who have dyslipidemia need to be identified, and they should follow a healthy lifestyle to reduce their LDL cholesterol, "not only for themselves but also for their [future> children

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812865
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