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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.