For child development, it was said that mother should eat right diet. During development of the child, fetus requires folate.
Due to lack of folate in mother’s diet, there is slow development of the child which is the reason for abnormalities.
Is it only for mother?
During last Research, it was found that father eating habit also plays a significant role in the development of the child. It is also important for every father to follow a healthy diet so that child can grow normally.
The father following a healthy diet and lifestyle can conceive a healthy child. Folate level in father also matters in the development of children.
When there is a low folate level in father, there is an abnormality in children.
Also, it is also the reason for obesity, diabetes and another disease in children.
So it is suggested to father to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle as it plays a role is the development of children.
Kimmins says “Despite the fact that folic acid is now added to a variety of foods, fathers who are eating high-fat, fast food diets or who are obese may not be able to use or metabolize folate in the same way as those with adequate levels of the vitamin. People who live in the Canadian North or in other parts of the world where there is food insecurity may also be particularly at risk for folate deficiency. And we now know that this information will be passed on from the father to the embryo with consequences that may be quite serious”.
Dr. Romain Lambort says“We were very surprised to see that there was an almost 30 per cent increase in birth defects in the litters sired by fathers whose levels of folates were insufficient”
Kimmins Says “Our research suggests that fathers need to think about what they put in their mouths, what they smoke and what they drink and remember they are caretakers of generations to come. If all goes as we hope, our next step will be to work with collaborators at a fertility clinic so that we can start assessing the links in men between diet, being overweight and how this information relates to the health of their children”
So father diet and lifestyle can affect future generation health. So it is suggested to follow a healthy diet and exercise to conceive a healthy child.