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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
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.