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Choline Consumption During Pregnancy May 'Program' Healthier Babies

Pregnant women may have added incentive to bulk up on broccoli and eggs now that a Cornell University study has found increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children's chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life. In a study led by Marie Caudill, associate professor of nutritional sciences, and graduate student Xinyin Jiang, a group of third-trimester pregnant women consumed 930 milligrams of choline, more than double the recommended 450 milligram daily intake.
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National Birth Defects Prevention Month underscores need for higher choline intake

Health : Medical News Today (7 months ago)

Recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) found that during pregnancy, and particularly during the third trimester, large amounts of choline may be needed to support fetal development. Conclusion... Read Post

Study Shows That The Fetal Brain Is Vulnerable To Moderate Decreases In Maternal Nutrition

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

Eating less during early pregnancy impaired fetal brain development in a nonhuman primate model, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio report. The researchers found decreased formation of cell-to... Read Post

Risk Of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection In Pregnancy Reduced By Fruit And Vegetable Intake

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Boston University School of Medicine researchers (BUSM) have observed in a study of pregnant women that consumption of at least seven servings per day of fruits and vegetables moderately reduced the risk of developing an upper respi... Read Post


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