Should humans eat placenta?

Placentophagia is widespread among non-human mammal mothers – and the benefits are many, according to the researchers at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College.

Consuming placenta provokes an increase in mother-infant interaction and increases the effects of pregnancy-mediated analgesia in the delivering mother, they wrote in an article to be published tomorrow in the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition.

According to lead author Professor Mark Kristal, who has studied placentophagia for more than 40 years, non-human consumption of placenta increases the likelihood of opioid circuits in