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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 [...]

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 [...]

Calcium lowers lead levels in pregnant & nursing women

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Women taking a calcium supplement could reduce the amount of lead passed to their fetus or nursing baby, according to a new study. Researchers found that lead levels in the blood were reduced by 16% in those women taking a calcium supplement. The research stems from a known problem: pregnancy and breastfeeding mobilizes calcium which [...]

Moms-to-be need to watch zinc levels

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

One-quarter of all Canadians eats a diet that is low in the mineral zinc, according to researchers from McGill University. Zinc plays a key role in immune function where it is needed to develop natural “killer” cells to fight infection. It also has many other functions, including a central role in growth and reproduction. Lead [...]

Moms-to-be: Don’t miss out on B-6!

By | May 29th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Most women have heard that folic acid is an essential nutrient before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects. But science tells us that another B-vitamin, B-6 or pyridoxine, is also important during and after pregnancy to ease the symptoms of morning sickness and supplement breast milk. Vitamin B-6 is required for protein and [...]