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Nursing moms may need vitamin D

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, found that high doses of vitamin D improved the vitamin D status of nursing moms and their infants. In this study, the objective was to look at how high-dose vitamin D2 supplementation for nursing mothers affected their vitamin D levels and those of their [...]

Adequate iron during infancy critical

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

American researchers report that children with low levels of iron as infants may grow up with brain deficiencies, even if they get early treatment. Their study of 185 teens from Costa Rica indicates that babies with severe iron deficiency never fully recovered on tests of learning, memory and thinking. The report highlights the importance of [...]

Start Prenatal Vitamins Early: Study finds first month may be critical for reducing birth defect

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A mother’s nutrition during the first month of pregnancy may be critical in determining a child’s risk of developing Down syndrome (DS), according to a recent study. In particular, researchers found that an adequate intake of iron and folic acid can significantly lower the risk. DS is a disorder that results from a chromosomal abnormality [...]

Protecting the Growing Brain: Pomegranate reduces risk of harm from premature birth

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Expectant mothers at risk of premature birth may want to consider drinking pomegranate juice, say researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In a mouse study, they found the juice may help infants resist brain injuries from low oxygen and reduced blood flow. In humans, decreased blood flow and oxygen to the [...]

Moms-to-Be: Vitamin linked to healthy birth weight

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Mothers-to-be with lower levels of the vitamin folic acid in their body during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies with lower, or less healthy, birth weights, a study has revealed. Conversely, researchers, who examined nearly 1,000 women and their newborn babies, found that higher levels of folic acid (found in some vegetables, fruits [...]

Mind Mineral? Iron status as baby may influence mental abilities later

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Teens who suffered iron deficiency as infants are likely to score lower on cognitive and motor tests, even if that iron deficiency was identified and treated in infancy, a new University of Michigan study shows. Researcher Betsy Lozoff, who has studied iron deficiency for nearly three decades, followed Costa Rican children who were diagnosed with [...]

Healthy Kids: Iron deficiency

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Many parents are concerned that their kids may not be getting enough iron. Iron deficiency is relatively common in babies (up to 2 years) and adolescents. These two age groups are especially susceptible due to high iron requirements and rapid growth. Iron is essential for the production of blood and the building of muscle. A [...]