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INFECTION IN PREGNANT PIGS LEADS TO ANTISOCIAL PIGLETS

Recent studies have reported on a link between maternal infection and subsequent higher risk of autism in offspring. A new study from ACES reports similar findings in pigs. Mother pigs who develop infection during pregnancy have a higher risk of their piglets developing antisocial problems. READ MORE…
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MATERNAL DIET COULD AFFECT KID’S BRAIN REWARD CIRCUITRY

Researchers report rats that ate fatty or junk foods during pregnancy tended to have heavier pups that preferred the taste of fat directly following weaning. They also noted mothers who ate energy rich food either during pregnancy or while breastfeeding had an increased risk of their children becoming obese later in life. READ MORE…