Navigation Links
IQ link to baby's weight gain in first month
Date:6/18/2013

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby's life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age.

The study was led by University of Adelaide Public Health researchers, who analysed data from more than 13,800 children who were born full-term.

The results, published in the journal Pediatrics, show that babies who put on 40% of their birthweight in the first four weeks had an IQ 1.5 points higher by the time they were six years of age, compared with babies who only put on 15% of their birthweight.

Those with the biggest growth in head circumference also had the highest IQs.

"Head circumference is an indicator of brain volume, so a greater increase in head circumference in a newborn baby suggests more rapid brain growth," says the lead author of the study, Dr Lisa Smithers from the University of Adelaide's School of Population Health.

"Overall, newborn children who grew faster in the first four weeks had higher IQ scores later in life," she says.

"Those children who gained the most weight scored especially high on verbal IQ at age 6. This may be because the neural structures for verbal IQ develop earlier in life, which means the rapid weight gain during that neonatal period could be having a direct cognitive benefit for the child."

Previous studies have shown the association between early postnatal diet and IQ, but this is the first study of its kind to focus on the IQ benefits of rapid weight gain in the first month of life for healthy newborn babies.

Dr Smithers says the study further hig
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Lisa Smithers
lisa.smithers@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-130-546
University of Adelaide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Male snails babysit for other dads
2. New study compares diets for weight management in obese children
3. Misperception of weight is an important barrier to weight loss
4. U of I study: Lose body weight before gaining baby weight
5. Light weights are just as good for building muscle, getting stronger, researchers find
6. Longer sleep times may counteract genetic factors related to weight gain
7. Weight loss led to reduction in inflammation
8. Anti-HIV drug use during pregnancy does not affect infant size, birth weight
9. Handful of heavyweight trees per acre are forest champs
10. Overweight? New research explains how proper sleep is important for healthy weight
11. Rice students work on weighty problem for doctors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently ... faster and cheaper. , Bacillus anthracis , ... soils all over the world and can cause serious, ... The bacteria can survive in harsh conditions for decades. ... occur through skin contact, inhalation of spores or eating ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in ... to a new study from the Center for Craniofacial ... of USC. , Professor Songtao Shi, principal investigator on ... by the cells governs the flow of calcium ions. ... that results in osteogenesis, or the creation of new ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are ... be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according ... include including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa ... resilient to these invasive pests, which suggests to us ... Asia and the United States currently are not necessary ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 2Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 3East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3
... to develop new drugs, the pharmaceuticals industry is making ... natural biological transformation processes. One of the most important ... a bioreactor filled with a liquid culture medium. As ... conditions inside the bioreactor need to be monitored precisely. ...
... disciplines recently gathered to address a major question: what ... Of course, possible answers to this question raise even ... to alter local vegetation, how would this new landscape ... certainty would allow us to manage better our natural ...
... BioScience, researchers present a sophisticated new analysis ... on greenhouse gas emissions. The study, conducted by Thomas ... on how mandated increases in production of the biofuel ... and elsewhere. In response to the increased demand for ...
Cached Biology News:Clean sampling from bioreactors 2Networking initiative to support interdisciplinary research 2Networking initiative to support interdisciplinary research 3More maize ethanol may boost greenhouse gas emissions 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and organizations preparing ... the United States and Europe , ... returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. office. ... two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the Office of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... and BETHESDA, Md. , Jan. 14, ... with two institutes from the National Institutes of Health ... bringing safer, more effective treatments to patients on a ... for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Eye ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Global Record Systems, LLC, ... technology solutions for patients, physicians, the biopharmaceutical industry, ... today the signing of a three-year Research Collaboration ... Administration (FDA). This initiative is designed to ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 During the ... now known as “The Doctor’s Plague.” In this time period, ... hands. This led, at times, to the death of vulnerable ... today don’t know that they may be unwittingly transmitting herpes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 3
... , PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 1 Thoratec Corporation ... circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said ... & Co. Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 9. , , ... officer, will provide an update on the company beginning at 10 ...
... BALTIMORE, Sept. 1 Champions Biotechnology, Inc. ... development of advanced preclinical platforms and tumor specific data to ... agreement with a large biotechnology company for the evaluation of ... , , By maintaining the fundamental genotypic ...
... , , TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 1 ... management will present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference ... will be held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York ... presentation will be available at the Investors section of Peregrine,s website at ...
Cached Biology Technology:Champions Biotechnology to Deploy its Technology to Guide Development of Oncology Therapeutic for Global Biotech Leader 2Champions Biotechnology to Deploy its Technology to Guide Development of Oncology Therapeutic for Global Biotech Leader 3Peregrine Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 2
... a proteolytic product of ... I which retains polymerization and ... but has lost 5 ->3 ... polymerization fidelity of the holoenzyme ...
... RNase H degrades, as an endoribonuclease, ... DNA hybrids of natural origin, e.g. ... synthetic complexes, e.g. poly(A) x poly(dT). ... and 3-OH termini. Nearly no activity ...
... E. coli strain containing an overproducing clone of ... the formation of a phosphodiester bond between juxtaposed ... DNA or RNA. It repairs single-stranded nicks in ... join both blunt-end and cohesive-end fragments of duplex ...
Goat polyclonal to Haptoglobin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Affinity purified human haptoglobin. Entrez GeneID: 3240 Swiss Protein ID: P00738...
Biology Products: