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Dr. Michael Ross explains the significance of epigenetics during fetal development and how it relates to obesity and metabolic syndrome later in life. He shares with us how epigenetics is a process that is meant to assist in survival, but problems may arise when there is a mix match between the predicted environment of the world a baby will be born into and the environment in which they are actually born into.  He also shares with us how signaling within the brain is also responsible for weight gain and how this is established before birth. Dr. Ross also shares with us why planning a pregnancy is so important and how care providers are a part of something much larger than they realize when they are caring for women before and during pregnancy.

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