Saturday, September 14, 2013

Diet During Pregnancy and Early Life May Affect Children's Behavior and Intelligence

The Republicans are trying to reduce food benefits for poor children.

Sep. 13, 2013 — The statement "you are what you eat" is significant for the development of optimum mental performance in children as evidence is accumulating to show that nutrition pre-birth and in early life "programmes" long term health, well being, brain development and mental performance and that certain nutrients are important to this process.


The study has found that folic acid, which is recommended in some European countries, to be taken by women during the first three months of pregnancy, can reduce the likelihood of behavioural problems during early childhood. Eating oily fish is also very beneficial, not only for the omega-3 fatty acids they which are 'building blocks' for brain cells, but also for the iodine content which has a positive effect on reading ability in children when measured at age nine.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

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