Placenta on toast? Could we derive benefits from ingesting afterbirth?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 15:30 in Psychology & Sociology

Almost all non-human mammals eat placenta for good reasons. Are we missing something? Neuroscientists now suggest that ingesting components of afterbirth or placenta -- placentophagia -- may offer benefits to human mothers and perhaps to non-mothers and males.

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