Can high vitamin C intake decrease the chances of developing gestational blood sugar issues? (NEW!)

Research in China found that pregnant women who had higher dietary vitamin C consumption also had lower odds of developing gestational diabetes.

Baby-led weaning or spoon feeding? The difference it makes to your child's eating habits is actually very small (NEW!)

When it comes to avoiding picky eating and meal time tantrums, parents are usually ready to try any method that promises their child will become a better and less fussy eater. This is in part why methods of giving solid food to infants have received a lot of attention in the last few years.

Feed the need: Toddlers’ nutrition often short on vitamins, minerals, but long on sugar, salt (NEW!)

Feeding a hungry toddler can be one of the biggest challenges parents and caregivers face every day, especially when trying to provide healthy meals quickly. Young children need a diet to provide key nutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamin C, fiber, potassium and more to grow and be healthy.

Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood (NEW!)

Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish meat --...

Longer pregnancies & bigger babies: RCT supports omega-3s birth weight benefits for babies (NEW!)

Consumption of fish oil omega-3s during the third trimester of pregnancy may prolong gestation and increase birth weights of the newborns, according to a new double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Diet high in vitamin C could protect against gestational diabetes (NEW!)

Pregnant women who incorporate more vitamin C into their diets are at lower risk for developing gestational diabetes than those with insufficient or even adequate dietary vitamin C intake, according to findings published in Clinical Nutrition.

Child's risk of obesity influenced by changes in genes (NEW!)

A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic modifications, control the activity of our genes without changing the actual DNA sequence. One of the main...

Low Birth Weight Tied to Later-Life Diabetes

Two large prospective cohort studies from Shanghai, China showed that the risk of type 2 diabetes was higher among both men and women of low birthweight later in life, with a trend toward increased risk of hypertension as well.

Maternal omega-3 rich-diet linked to improved infant problem solving

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids were highlighted again in a Norwegian study that demonstrates the positive effect a maternal diet rich in the oil can have on a child’s problem-solving abilities. The researcher’s findings suggest that a mother’s intake of the omega-3 fatty acid...

What you eat while pregnant may affect your baby's gut

mother's diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her baby's gut microbiome - the community of bacteria living in the gut - and the effect may vary by delivery mode, according to study published in the open access journal Microbiome.
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Can high vitamin C intake decrease the chances of developing gestational blood sugar issues? (NEW!)

Research in China found that pregnant women who had higher dietary vitamin C consumption also had lower odds of developing gestational diabetes.