Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study
Catalogue Number: STV004
Producer: Shortcutstv Ltd
Subject: Health and Medicine, Psychology, Science, Social Sciences
Grade Level: Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 14
Closed Captions: Yes
The fetal susceptibility hypothesis suggests the nourishment an embryo receives from its a mother is a major determinant of health in later life. In this film, Professor Randy Jirtle tells the story of his ground-breaking experiment at Duke University that demonstrated of the effect of maternal diet on offspring health prior to birth. It showed how the genetic destiny can be altered by changes in maternal diet, and it is now one of the most widely quoted scientific studies of all time.
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