Navigation Links
Child’s behavior at three: consequence of mother’s nutritin

A Penn State study has brought to light the fact that nutrient deficient mothers affect child’s behaviour. This was proved when it was shown that children born to teenage// mothers who were iron deficient early in their pregnancies were less active at age 3 than the children of iron sufficient moms.

According to Dr. Laura Murray-Kolb, National Institutes of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow at Penn State and lead author said, "By being less active, the children may be missing out on exploring their environment and, consequently, missing out on opportunities for positive development. While many previous studies have shown that maternal nutrition affects the physical health and development of the child, this study adds to the growing evidence that a mother's nutritional status in pregnancy also affects the behavior and personality of the child as well.”

The methodology was to select sixty teenage mothers, ages 14 through 19, from a mid-size town in Pennsylvania and collection of blood samples at 16 weeks into their pregnancy. The results were that the majority, 58 percent, was iron deficient, including 10 percent who were actually anemic.

Murray-Kolb notes that the high rate of iron deficiency is fairly typical of adolescent women who often experiment with a variety of diets. At the culmination of At the end of pregnancies, only 7 percent of the study participants were iron sufficient.

When the children of the study participants were three years old, the mothers were asked to complete two questionnaires about their child's behavior. The questionnaires indicated that the children of the women who were iron deficient early in their pregnancies had lower activity levels and were slower at responding to their environment than children of iron sufficient mothers.

To put it in words, "The results of this study reinforce the notion that prenatal vitamins are important for the health and well-being of both mother and child."

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Depressed Mothers Found To Influence Their Child’s Behavio
2. Consuming Fish During Pregnancy Boosts Child’s I
3. Fat Consumption Could Play A Vital Role In Affecting A Child’s Memory
4. Stressed Pregnant Working Mothers Put Their Unborn Child’s Life in Dange
5. Prayer and Faith Helps Parents Endure Their Child’s Deat
6. Pedometers – A Fitness Barometer, Soon Going to Be Child’s Ply
7. Late Diagnoses of HIV Infected Children is No Child’s Play, Survey Reveal
8. Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children
9. Effect of estrogen on behavior difference between sexes
10. Does overweight cause behavioral problems?
11. PET scans can detect the results of cognitive behavior therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... The medical ... holidays and winter seasons. One major study analyzing heart attacks among 138,602 people ... August of a given year. We would all agree of course–no time of year ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... the Integrated Infertility and Wellness (IFW) Program at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut ... which now has a team of three acupuncturists to help patients realize their ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Fred Rides a Train” allows readers to ... , “Fred Rides a Train” is the creation of published author, Janet Morrison, ... teen years in Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series is her first attempt at ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... , ... NuevaCare, a leading home care agency based in San Mateo but ... as part of its ambitious website relaunch. As Bay Area clients scramble to find ... serving their city. The new site has several key city-specific pages to address this ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... Men with gum disease are more ... health problems, such as cardiovascular illness, according to research cited in a November ... & Dental Implant Center notes that the correlation between periodontal disease and male ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... -- France Glaucoma Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2022 ... Devices Market Outlook to 2022", provides key market data ... provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in ... Canaloplasty Micro Catheters and Glaucoma Drainage Devices. The ... for each of these market segements, and global corporate-level ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016   Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals ... specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it received a ... Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report ... bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the ... of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016 INTRODUCTION Since ... emerged as a crucial class of pharmacological interventions ... antibiotics are also used for prophylactic purposes in ... (cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy). However, the inappropriate use ... has rapidly accelerated an evolutionary response of antibiotic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: