Father’s diet before conception may play important role in health of child.
A research found that it’s not just women who need to eat well before and during pregnancy. even mother’s diet
and weight can heavily affect an unborn child .
But a New research from McGill University, Montreal has revealed that a father’s diet before
conception play a crucial role in the health of his offspring.
The scientists said: ‘You are what your father eats’ and advised men thinking about starting a
family to lay off junk food and fill up on green, leafy vegetables
A study suggests that lack of folic acid makes subtle changes to the chemistry of the sperm’s DNA.
because folic acid can boost male fertility.
The researchers found a low-folate diet(low folic acid diet) of father’s was linked to more birth defects in their offspring, compared
to offspring whose father’s did not have sufficient folate in their diets.
Allan Pacey, male fertility expert said – I wouldn’t suggest men rush out and buy supplements because I think a normal healthy diet will give them the right amount.
but fathers need to pay attention to lifestyle and diet before they set out to conceive a child,as mothers do.