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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Food for Thought: Maternal Diet and Adult Health Event

18:30 - 21:30
23 May 2016
The Ship Inn, 41 Old Redbridge Road, Old Redbridge, Southampton, SO15 0NN, United Kingdom

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Event details

Is what your mother ate when pregnant really important? What effects might this have on your health later in life? Join us to find out, take part in some hands-on activities and enjoy some intelligent ice-cream. Pint of Science & Elsevier pub quiz prizes. Kindly sponsored by: Elsevier & the Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS) - - of the University of Southampton.

Joanna and Tom

Can illness later in life be traced back to the mothers pregnancy?

Our research indicates that risk of chronic disease in later life (cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological) originates from conditions before birth. This legacy can even be traced back to around the time of conception. We will discuss how and why this may occur drawing on several animal models that collectively appear to mimic the situation in humans.

Speaker information

Joanna Gould,University of Southampton,Postgraduate Researcher

Professor Tom Fleming,Professor of Developmental Biology

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