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Offspring obesity: review stresses “urgent need” to address maternal vitamin D deficiencies
Study shows impact of vitamin D, thyroid hormones on child development
Omega-3 fatty acid could boost IQ for preterm babies
ISSFAL supports 'important role’ for omega-3s for lower pre-term birth risks
Pregnant women with obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have a child with ADHD
Study calls for change in guidance about eating fish during pregnancy
Choline makes a key nutrient available for baby development
Maternal consumption of soft drinks may be linked to ADHD symptoms in offspring
Maternal intake of choline during pregnancy impacts children's sustained attention
Iodine supplements needed to boost low levels in women post-pregnancy: Study
One in two pregnancies are affected by iron deficiency, yet many women don't get a simple screening test to check
Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition
Fatty liver more common in children of mothers with obesity
CoQ10 for pregnant rats reverses diet-induced retinal damage in offspring
Study shows early preterm births can be decreased with DHA supplementation
How the gut microbiota develops in the first five years of life
Brain changed by caffeine in utero, study finds
Halved risk for severe retinal disease in extremely premature infants
The essential role of iodine in the diet
Why COVID makes it more important than ever that pregnant (and breastfeeding) women take vitamin D
Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ - AGAIN
15 May 2020 - MedicalXpress - Chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat
30 March 2020 - Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development (and choline supplementation in pregnancy reduces similar brain damage from maternal alcohol consumption)
Eating fruit during pregnancy boosts babies' brain development, new study confirms
Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with autistic traits in young boys
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy connected to elevated risk of ADHD
10 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects
3 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - The UK must introduce folic acid fortification in foods, say scientists
Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ
12 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could some people with schizophrenia in poorer nations simply have a vitamin deficiency?
Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?
High-fat (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child
'High-fat' (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause life-long changes in the fetal brain
6 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Child nutrition experts make case for fatty acid rethink in infant formula
Seafood consumption during pregnancy may improve attention capacity in children
Choline supplementation may hold the answers to combatting Alzheimer's disease
20 September 2019 - Pulmonology Advisor - Prenatal Oxidative Balance Affects Allergic Disease and Asthma into Adolescence
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism
Study: Vitamin D may reduce risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and more
Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency
Could we be overlooking a potential choline crisis in the United Kingdom?
'High-fat' diet in utero protects against Alzheimer's later, study shows in mice
26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging
Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change
‘Intriguing’: Prebiotics may protect against detrimental effects of early life stress
2 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Danish Food Agency increases iodine in salt to combat rising deficiency
Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby's brain development - with more choline
Could eating fibre during pregnancy help tackle autoimmune disease burden?
24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Too much sodium, not enough vitamins and minerals in diets of pregnant women
10 June 2019 - The Conversation - Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study