A new study conducted by the staff of the Center for neurodegenerative diseases in Germany showed that the diet of the father plays an important role in the development of the child. In particular, due to abuse energy drinks and folic acid suffer cognitive abilities of the child, writes “Orthodox”.
In the study, male mice were dieting with high levels of methyl group donors (methionine, folic acid, vitamin B12, choline, betaine, and zinc).
This diet affects the so-called epigenetic patterns in the genome, which are then passed to the next generation.
The researchers noticed because of the diet, changes in behavior and in the brain of the offspring of rodents. These mice worse cope with spatial tasks. Nerve connections in the hippocampus (the memory center), these animals have been slow to respond to the electrical stimulus, testified to the reduction of neuroplasticity.