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Diet During Pregnancy May Affect Child Intellect

(9/16/2013)

Diet During Pregnancy and Early Life May Affect Children’s Behavior and Intelligence
Science Daily
September 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" affects long-term health, wellbeing, brain development, and mental performance and that certain nutrients are important to this process. The study has found that folic acid, 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.

To view the full article, follow this link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130913101815.htm


Keywords: pregnancy, diet, children, kids, behavior, intelligence, development, mental, health, nutrition, birth



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