Research finds that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.
Changing your diet changes the proteins in your saliva, which in turn changes how you taste certain foods.
A lack of fibre during pregnancy could be contributing to the burden of the serious condition preeclampsia, according to researchers who also argue the lack of fibre in Western diets may explain the rapid increase of allergies and autoimmune conditions.
Researchers identify changes in gut bacteria as a target to possibly prevent and reverse food allergies, following use of faecal microbiota transplants to “reset the immune system”.
"Goat milk formula may have strong prebiotic and anti-infection properties, that could protect infants against gastrointestinal infections", researchers claim.
New research suggests that gut microbes of a 2.5-month-old infant are associated with the temperament traits manifested at six months of age.
Prenatal supplements containing micronutrients such as zinc, iodine, and vitamin A, could prove more effective than the iron-folic acid supplements suggested in current health policies, say researchers.
Research has suggested that consumption of artificially sweetened food during pregnancy could increase a child's risk for developing asthma, but it is unclear how or why this may occur.
Mouse-based research finds a possible link between the gut microbiome in infants and the development of allergies.
Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging.
In the first thousand days, proper brain growth depends on a healthy microbiota
New research suggests the composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and that variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors for childhood obesity.
Why humans can't thrive on plants alone
Pediatricians now recommend introducing peanut-based foods to infants before their first birthday to prevent peanut allergies, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Danger of spontaneous pre-term births can be reduced by implementing omega-3 supplementation early on in pregnancy - summary of presentation given at the 2019 NutraIngredients Omega-3 Summit
A vegan Facebook group has encouraged the reporting of a registered dietician to her licensing body because of a comment she made about a vegan diet for children: “it’s not safe and kids have died.”
Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a common oral bacteria, according to new research.
Intakes of most vitamins and minerals have taken a nosedive since 2008, leading to an increase in deficiencies of key nutrients including vitamin A, fibre and iron, according to the UK’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey.
Several years ago, my research group, together with a collaborator in Italy, Roberto Berni Canani, was comparing the bacteria present in infants with a diagnosed cow’s milk allergy to those without. We found some remarkable differences between the two groups. This led us to wonder whether the different bacteria present in each of the two groups are sufficient to protect against allergy. And if so, could we figure out why?
Daily omega-3 fatty acid intake in pregnant women are 4 -10 times lower than recommended levels - an observation also noted in women of childbearing age, in findings that suggest no change in nutritional habits during this period.