03 Oct '11, 9pm

Pregnant women who don't eat enough fruit and veggies could have kids with behavioural issues, hyperactivity, study finds

Did you know that what your mummy ate while carrying you in her womb might be one of the factors affecting your current state of health? Increasingly, researchers are discovering how maternal nutrition during pregnancy can influence the "programming" of the foetus' genes and immune system, as well as brain development. In fact, mummy's choice of diet during pregnancy might even have a lasting impact on your behaviour. For the first time, a study has shown a link between a mother's folate status during pregnancy and her offspring's behaviour later in life. Women whose diet were low in folate - a water-soluble B vitamin found in green leafy vegetables, fruit, fried beans and peas - during pregnancy were more likely to have children with behavioural issues and hyperactivity. The study, published in the May 2010 Journal of Child Psychiatry, also found that the babies of pregna...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Health/EDC111004-0000114/Why-p...

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