Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to schizophrenic symptoms in mice

Creation Date: Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

Researchers have discovered a process through which changes in nutrition during early mouse pregnancy lead to offspring that develop schizophrenic-like symptoms as adults. The study shows how deprivation of two polyunsaturated fatty acids during early gestation can have long lasting effects on offspring through specific epigenetic changes in gene expression.
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