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A pregnant woman's diet could influence her baby's future diet

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BOULDER, COLORADO (KWWL) -- What a woman eats while she's pregnant could affect her child's diet in the future.

Researchers at the University of Colorado studying pregnant mice found their pups' sense of smell was changed by what their mothers ate

In fact, exposure to smells and flavors in the womb actually shaped a pup's brain development, impacting what it eventually chooses to eat and drink.

Researchers say these findings stress the importance of eating a healthy diet during pregnancy and nursing.

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