The reproductive system’s microbial communities have a large say in the chances of a preterm birth, notes one expert ahead of his talk on the 1000 days of life at the IPA World Congress + Probiota this year.
Women who consumed the probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during and after pregnancy showed fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety in the weeks after their infant’s birth, according to research published in EBioMedicine.
The crucial role of omega-3 in helping to tackle pre and post-natal depression has been underlined by a new meta-analysis, which also found such cases of depression were associated with a higher omega-6/omega-3 ratio.
Elderly people with low vitamin A levels may be more at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and lower brain functioning, says a new study that also finds even marginal vitamin A deficiency at birth can influence long-term risks.
The way in which the ‘relatively simple’ gut bacteria of young babies shift to a more mature microbiota during early infancy plays a vital role later weight gain, according to research backed by A*STAR Research and Nestlé.
Taking a daily iron supplement during pregnancy is directly associated with significant increases in birth weight and a reduction in risk of maternal anaemia and low birth weight babies, according to a new meta-analysis.
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There are some good findings in the recent Adelaide omega-3 study on DHA in pregnancy , the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has pointed out; but it is noteworthy that participants did not DHA throughout the whole 9 months but only in the latter...
An Italian study found Swedish biotech BioGaia's proprietary
Reuteri drops reduced the infections caused by bacteria and yeast
in prematurely born infants significantly more than another
probiotic used - a finding that could...
The role of caffeine in the health of premature and low birth
weight babies has come under scrutiny with two studies, one
investigating the impact of mothers' intake during pregnancy and
the other adding to existing evidence...
Researchers at Mexico's National Institute of Perinatology have
found that women taking 100mg of vitamin C supplement a day from
the 20th week of pregnancy may reduce the risk of their waters
breaking too early.
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare has reformulated Materna, the prenatal
vitamin it sells in Canada, in the light of recent research
suggesting that an extremely high iron content in prenatal vitamins
can cause gastrointestinal problems.
A mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy
is less likely to have a very small baby, according to researchers
from the University of Bristol in the UK. However, the research has
also shown no link between fish...
Selenium and iron supplements could become more important for
pregnant women, if a new study investigating the link between
deficiency of the minerals in the womb and increased risk of asthma
later on sees significant results.
Current recommendations for infant nutrition may need to be
reviewed if early findings suggesting a link between lower nutrient
intake and better cardiovascular health later in life are
confirmed, say UK scientists.
Pregnant women who eat more of a key fatty acid found in fish give
their babies better chances of mature brain development, finds a
new study in the September issue of the American Journal of
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Mead Johnson
Nutritionals clearance to introduce a third product in the Enfamil
Lipil line. Enfamil EnfaCare Lipil infant formula contains DHA and
ARA and will be available in the...