Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The effect of maternal fasting during pregnancy

This audio comes from VoxEU.org. In it Douglas Almond of Columbia University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research with Bhashkar Mazumder on women who are pregnant during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the impact of fasting on their children – in terms of birth weight and the likelihood of being a boy or girl, as well as later life health outcomes.

2 comments:

Crampton said...

Please give summary findings for those of us who just want bottom line without listening to podcast...

Paul Walker said...

Effects bad. In particular in the first couple of months of pregnancy, when the women are unlikely to know they are pregnant.