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Daniel Benyshek and Sharon Young

Published: Daniel Benyshek and Sharon Young

Dec 4, 2017
Daniel C. Benyshek

Daniel Benyshek (Anthropology) and Sharon Young (Anthropology and Undergraduate Research) and colleagues published the first clinical trial exploring the effects of human maternal placentophagy, the practice of eating one's placenta after giving birth. The study, which was published online in the journal Women and Birth Nov. 23, was covered in Science news on Dec. 1.