Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan this month, a holy time of fasting, introspection and prayer. In a post for the Huffington Post, fellow Farhan Majid describes his study finding that individuals exposed to fasting in utero scored lower on tests and were more likely to work in low-skilled jobs than the children of non-fasting mothers. "Although Islamic law exempts pregnant women from fasting, there is evidence that a majority of pregnant Muslim women fast during some part of Ramadan," Majid writes. "Fasting is a very personal decision [but] I hope these findings will help mothers, and expectant families, make more informed choices this Ramadan."
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