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Clues in Otago research as to changes in babies’ brain formation in obese mothers (NEW!)

University of Otago researchers have discovered a clue as to why there are changes in the way babies' brains are formed in mothers who are obese during pregnancy, which can potentially lead to an...

Babies' brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night (NEW!)

Infants who don’t sleep through the night don’t seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests.

Regular omega-3 intake during pregnancy could boost baby brain and vision

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating omega-3 rich fatty fish during pregnancy, say researchers from Finland. 

Omega-3s associated with better executive function in cohort of young children

Young children with the highest levels of omega-3s in their blood outperformed their peers on a measure of executive function, according to new research conducted in West Africa. The recent...

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Caesarean rates related to better maternal nutrition, study finds (NEW!)

Improvements to diet and nutrition may well be behind the increasing numbers of mothers opting for caesarean section (c-section) deliveries as scientists also cite cultural factors as an influence....

New research proposes target omega-3 DHA level for pregnant women (NEW!)

A new scientific paper has, for the first time, proposed an omega-3 DHA target blood level of 5% or higher for pregnant women who want to reduce their risk of preterm birth.


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Early Life Nutrition May Influence Developmental Myelination and Cognition

Previous studies have shown both the differences in myelination between exclusively breastfed and exclusively formula-fed infants. This  milestone publication also looks at how the varying...

The Learning Lead - Volume 5, Issue 1 2017 - The Effect of Myelin-Relevant Nutrients on Brain Myelination and Cognitive Development (NEW!)

The association between brain development and nutrition has been gaining attention due to emerging evidence on the detrimental effect of nutritional deficiencies on cognitive functioning in infants.

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