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Stress During Pregnancy Increases Mood Disorders for Female Offspring

Scientists have discovered that too much of the stress hormone cortisol in expectant mothers can have adverse effects on female babies, EurekAlert! reports. At high levels, the hormone can cause an increase in anxiety and depressive-like behaviors in the girls by the age of 2, researchers found. This study was different from others in that it was more comprehensive, with cortisol levels being measured over multiple days in early-, mid- and late-pregnancy. Your body has two adrenal glands...

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