Children born to mothers with inadequate vitamin D-serum 25(OH)D levels were more likely to have suboptimal motor and social skills when compared with children born to mothers with adequate levels, according to research recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.
Study found that vitamin D level in pregnancy is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. Children born to women with low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are more likely to have suboptimal fine- and gross-motor skills.
Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies.
Coffee consumption has been shown to offer anti-ageing benefits and contribute to improved insulin resistance, according to new research from Japan.
New research suggesting vitamin D3 is twice as effective as vitamin D2 should turn current guidance ‘on its head’, say those behind the study.
High intake of sugar during pregnancy could increase risk of childhood allergy and allergic asthma, according to a new large-scale study.
Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice.
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.
Drinking between one and two cups of coffee per day could help prevent cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers.
Surprisingly, weight-loss diets in the 1950s and 1960s were not too dissimilar from today’s diets. In the 1950s the focus was on minimising carbohydrates, and in the 1960s it was on low-fat, low-calorie meals.
New research puts a price on high-prevalence mental health conditions.