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Schizophrenia: Could lack of nutrients in pregnancy be a cause?

Sep 09,2017

Pregnancy

Catharine Paddock

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319290.php

Researchers have discovered a mechanism in mice whereby lack of nutrients in early pregnancy gives rise to schizophrenia-like symptoms in adult offspring. The mechanism, which involves a sequence of altered gene expressions, results from lack of two omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the mother's diet.