Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | Stuart
A mother’s levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids during pregnancy can impact upon childhood emotional and behavioural issues, a study has reports.
The study, published in the journal Pediatric Research, examined maternal levels of the long chained polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and omega-6 AA (arachidonic acid) alongside the 3/6 ratio in mid-pregnancy. Once the children reached the age of 6, behaviour and emotional problems were assessed using a combination of school teacher reports and parental behaviour checklists.
Monday, 18 April 2016 | Stuart
A Spanish study has shown how supplementing with the B vitamin choline during pregnancy leads to offspring with a better memory.
A research team from the University of Granada compared the offspring of rats who were either supplemented with or deprived of choline during pregnancy, plus a control group on a standard diet.
Monday, 7 March 2016 | Stuart
A new study has shown that we need to start supporting our bone density much earlier that we imagined. We have known for some time that our bone density peaks in our 20s, and so it may be wise to actively nourish our bones through diet and weight-bearing exercise throughout our adult life. This study goes one step further, showing that the motherís vitamin D status during pregnancy affects the health of her offspringís bones in later years.
Monday, 7 December 2015 | Stuart
The American Pregnancy Association states that the typical American diet is lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, so finding ways to add fish oil to your diet in pregnancy is important.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Stuart
Adding folic acid to bread and flour would save hundreds of babies, say health experts. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is calling for folic acid to be added to bread and flour. Pregnant women are still not getting enough folic acid, health experts warn.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Stuart
During pregnancy, your baby is totally reliant on what you eat as his or her only source of nourishment. So even with a good diet, extra specific nutrients can be important. Mums, even in Western developed countries, are often deficient in vitamins and minerals. Normal brain and eye development of the foetus
Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | Stuart
When you consider that about 300 million sperm will be trying to make their way to the cervix, but only one million will make it that far, and out of that one million only 200 will make it to the fallopian tubes, only to bounce off the egg while trying to get in (through a wall thatís 300% thicker than the head of the sperm), itís a wonder that any of them ever make it.