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Epigenetic effects on children’s psychosocial development in a randomised trial of folic acid supplementation in second and third trimester (EpiFASSTT)

EpiFASSTT is a biopsychosocial approach investigating the effects of maternal folate status during the second and third trimester of pregnancy on cognitive, social and emotional development of the offspring.

We explore how this correlates with epigenetic changes in the genome at birth and whether these changes persist throughout the lifetime.

This will reveal the extent to which environmental stressors can affect a person’s future health and generate new knowledge in an area of current public health importance.