A new study explores in greater depth the effect on infant cognition of drinking fruit juice while pregnant. Results show that infants whose mothers had their diets supplemented with fruit juice – particularly orange juice and tomato juice – performed significantly better on tests of memory. “Our results show that there is significant cognitive benefit… Continue reading Drinking orange juice and tomato juice while pregnant has been shown to improve infant intelligence
It turns out we should follow our parent’s advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional ‘three-veggies’ before pregnancy lowers the risk of a premature birth. We analysed the diets of nearly 3500 women and found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes… Continue reading Traditional vegetable diet reduces risk of premature babies
For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. It’s true there is a link between heart disease and the amount of fat on the body. A study by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) indicates it’s the location of the fat that matters most. Not all fat is the… Continue reading Throw away the bathroom scales; pick up a tape measure instead
If you’re having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. fMRI scans of women during a hot flash revealed the areas of the brain which control storing and retrieval of memories are affected during physiologic hot flashes.
Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant, may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma, compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, according to research by University of Southampton.
A recent study finds that higher intakes of certain fruits and vegetables may lessen menopause symptoms, but some actually increase menopausal symptoms.
To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. A study, by Keck School of Medicine of USC, shows that children whose mothers ate moderate amounts of fish during pregnancy were more likely to have a better metabolic profile — despite the risk of exposure to mercury — than children whose mothers ate fish rarely.