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New research finds school children may not be consuming enough long-chain omega-3 fats

Date: 24/09/2021

The very low consumption of long-chain omega-3 fats, and the incorrect balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in children’s diets, highlight the need for public health initiatives to address this problem in the UK


New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy

Date: 13/01/2021

A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.


High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems in adulthood, study suggests

Date: 13/01/2021

The researchers in this study found that persistently high insulin levels from mid-childhood were linked with a higher chance of developing psychosis in adulthood.


25 September 2019 - The Guardian - How a pioneering study of child health has influenced a generation of parents

Date: 25/09/2019

Prof Jean Golding has been tracking the ‘Children of the 90s’ for nearly 30 years, most recently finding a 50% increase in rates of prenatal depression.


5 June 2018 - MedicalXpress - 1 in 3 women experience 'loss of control' eating in pregnancy

Date: 05/06/2018

A study of over 11,000 women found that 36.3 percent of women experienced 'loss of control' eating in pregnancy – a characteristic feature of binge eating defined as feeling out of control whilst eating, irrespective of the amount consumed.


6 October 2017 - The Conversation - Complex guidelines on eating fish when pregnant mean that mothers – and babies – are missing out

Date: 06/10/2017

There is growing evidence of benefits to the health and development of the baby if women eat fish while pregnant, despite the mercury content.


21 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Are male vegetarians more likely to be depressed than meat-eaters?

Date: 21/08/2017

Vegetarian men are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms than omnivores, according to a new study published in Journal of Affective Disorders.


13 September - Medical News Bulletin - Vitamin D in Pregnancy Linked to Suboptimal Infant Development

Date: 13/07/2017

Study found that vitamin D level in pregnancy is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. Children born to women with low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are more likely to have suboptimal fine- and gross-motor skills.


6 July 2017 - Food Navigator - Sugar in pregnancy linked to childhood asthma and allergy

Date: 06/07/2017

High intake of sugar during pregnancy could increase risk of childhood allergy and allergic asthma, according to a new large-scale study.


5 July 2017 - Science Daily - Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children

Date: 05/07/2017

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.


27 March 2017 - MedicalXpress - High burden of iodine deficiency found in Israel's first national survey

Date: 27/03/2017

62 percent of school-age children and 85 percent of pregnant women in Israel have low iodine intakes, according to the country's first national iodine survey.


8 March 2017 - Nutraingredients - Low omega-3 intakes a ‘concern’ for pregnant women: US data

Date: 08/03/2017

Pregnant women in the US should be encouraged to consume more omega-3s, with a new analysis showing that intakes of EPA and DHA are falling short of recommendations.


24 October 2014 - ProHealth - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Brain Volume

Date: 24/10/2014

Landmark study found that aging humans who consumed more omega-3s had increased gray matter brain volume


20 August 2014 - Cambridge University News- Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

Date: 20/08/2014

A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.


15 July 2013 - NHS Choices - Eating oily fish may lower anxiety when pregnant

Date: 15/07/2013

”Eating fish during pregnancy can help reduce feelings of anxiety ahead of giving birth,” advises The Daily Telegraph. The story is based on research which asked more than 9,500 pregnant women about their diets and their levels of anxiety.


13 July 2013 - ALSPAC - Lack of fish in diet linked to anxiety in pregnancy

Date: 13/07/2013

Women who do not eat fish during pregnancy are more likely to experience high levels of anxiety at that time.


22 May 2013 - University of Surrey - Large UK study finds that iodine deficiency during pregnancy adversely affects children's mental development

Date: 22/05/2013

A study of around 1000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet, has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children's mental development. The research raises concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public-health issue that needs to be addressed.


22 May 2013 - BBC News - Iodine deficiency may lower UK children's IQ

Date: 22/05/2013

Mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy could be dimming the intellect of some babies born in the UK, say researchers.


18 November 2011 - News Medical - High fish intake during pregnancy leads to better verbal intelligence, motor skills in children

Date: 18/11/2011

The statement that 'fish is good for the brain' is increasingly backed-up by scientific evidence but what the actual outcomes are in terms of mental performance or 'brain power' is still being discovered.


8 Feb 2011 - BBC News - Healthy diet 'boosts childhood IQ'

Date: 08/02/2011

Eating chips, chocolate and cake may be damaging to a child's intelligence, according to researchers at Bristol University.