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Choline makes a key nutrient available for baby development
Maternal consumption of soft drinks may be linked to ADHD symptoms in offspring
Maternal intake of choline during pregnancy impacts children's sustained attention
Iodine supplements needed to boost low levels in women post-pregnancy: Study
One in two pregnancies are affected by iron deficiency, yet many women don't get a simple screening test to check
Fatty liver more common in children of mothers with obesity
CoQ10 for pregnant rats reverses diet-induced retinal damage in offspring
Study shows early preterm births can be decreased with DHA supplementation
How the gut microbiota develops in the first five years of life
Brain changed by caffeine in utero, study finds
Halved risk for severe retinal disease in extremely premature infants
The essential role of iodine in the diet
Why COVID makes it more important than ever that pregnant (and breastfeeding) women take vitamin D
Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ - AGAIN
15 May 2020 - MedicalXpress - Chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat
30 March 2020 - Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development (and choline supplementation in pregnancy reduces similar brain damage from maternal alcohol consumption)
28 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Eating fruit during pregnancy boosts babies' brain development, new study confirms
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy connected to elevated risk of ADHD
10 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects
3 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - The UK must introduce folic acid fortification in foods, say scientists
12 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could some people with schizophrenia in poorer nations simply have a vitamin deficiency?
4 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?
18 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child
'High-fat' (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause life-long changes in the fetal brain
6 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Child nutrition experts make case for fatty acid rethink in infant formula
20 September 2019 - Pulmonology Advisor - Prenatal Oxidative Balance Affects Allergic Disease and Asthma into Adolescence
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism
Study: Vitamin D may reduce risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and more
Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency
28 August 2019 - BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health - Could we be overlooking a potential choline crisis in the United Kingdom?
26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging
‘Intriguing’: Prebiotics may protect against detrimental effects of early life stress
2 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Danish Food Agency increases iodine in salt to combat rising deficiency
Could eating fibre during pregnancy help tackle autoimmune disease burden?
24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Too much sodium, not enough vitamins and minerals in diets of pregnant women
10 June 2019 - The Conversation - Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study
10 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk analyses show new opportunities for reducing risk of childhood obesity
Psychology Today - The Brain Needs Animal Fat
6 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 intakes among ‘vulnerable populations’ well below recommended levels: Study
22 January 2019 - Nutraingredients - Nutritional habit change urged in pregnant women as omega-3 intakes ‘very low’
Why vegan diets for babies come with significant risks
26 November 2018 - MedicalXpress - How bacteria and breastmilk could be our best allies against allergy and asthma
29 October 2018 - Science Daily - Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited
Three distinct stages in infant microbiome development identified
10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - The ideal weight makes for a healthier pregnancy
10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Babies of overweight mothers may risk developing self-regulation problems
13 August 2018 - Nutraingredients - Micronutrient gaps in childbearing years ‘concerning,’ survey stresses
18 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut, research reveals
11 July 2018 - Science Daily - DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life
6 July 2018 - Cardiovascular Business - Mother’s lifestyle influences child’s obesity risk