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International Health Insurance News: Mother's diet 'impacts child's cancer risk'

Mothers to be might want to consider international health insurance policies if they are set to move overseas.

There is so much to consider in pregnancy, that having a doctor on hand to advise is going to be beneficial.

Now, recent research has suggested that a mother's intake of B vitamins could affect her child's health.

Conducted by a team from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, the study looked at mice fed diets containing supplemental, adequate of mildly deficient quantities of vitamins B2, B6 and B12 folate prior to conception through weaning.

Senior author and scientist in the Vitamins and Carcinogensesis Laboratory at the university Jimmy Crott remarked that offspring of the mothers fed the supplemented diet had "by far the fewest intestinal tumours in the offspring".

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