Exposure to foods in the womb can shape our preferences as adults

Is it possible to crave foods that our mothers ate while pregnant? The Atlantic reports that exposure to certain flavors in the womb can partially shape our preferences as adults. In related news, researchers found young children are often willing to give up their food for others. The experiments showed more than half of 19-month olds in the test group gave their fruit to an adult who displayed a desire for food. They also found children with siblings were especially likely to help, indicating family and social experiences can make a difference in building altruistic adults.

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