"I was always heavy, so I was pretty concerned that she shouldn't inherit bad habits," the New York dad explained.
Little did Hahn, then 24, know that he probably should have started worrying about his diet and its effects on his daughter much earlier--before that is, she was conceived.
A study out of McGill University in Montreal suggests that men's food intake is just as important as women's when it comes to conceiving a healthy child. Researchers focused on folate (vitamin B9), which is found in green, leafy vegetables, cereals, fruits and meats. Pregnant women and women planning to conceive have long been advised to consume folate--the key ingredient in prenatal vitamins--to help prevent miscarriages and birth defects.
As it turns out, however, folate consumption may be just as important for men. McGillRead More »from Dads Weigh in on Study that Finds What They Eat Before Conception Can Affect Child's Health