pregnancy food

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain
Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain February 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients ... Read More »

Gestational diabetes mellitus
Gestational diabetes mellitus January 6, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Approximately 1 in 20 pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes You have an increased risk if you have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, are overweight or have previously birthed a baby weighing more than 4.5kg Eating ... Read More »

Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain
Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain December 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown that inadequate maternal iron intake during pregnancy exerts subtle effects on infant brain development.  Their findings have been published online by the journal Pediatric Research. The research—led by principal investigators ... Read More »

No need for ‘eating for two’ in pregnancy
No need for ‘eating for two’ in pregnancy October 16, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A UNSW study has found expectant mothers conserve additional energy and extract more calories from food, without needing to consume significantly more, challenging the adage of needing to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy. The study, led by UNSW Professor Tony O’Sullivan, tracked ... Read More »

Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines
Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines September 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made a remarkable discovery: no pregnant women were found to be correctly following the Australian Dietary Guidelines on consumption of the “five food groups”, despite almost two-thirds of pregnant women believing they were ... Read More »

High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’
High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’ August 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. The study, led by the UNSW Head of Pharmacology Professor Margaret Morris and published ... Read More »

Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women
Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women August 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a study led by King’s College London. The findings, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, suggest ... Read More »

Call for participants in ‘baby brain’ study
Call for participants in ‘baby brain’ study June 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world-first study, researchers from the Reproductive Health Research Team at Deakin University aim to discover whether ‘baby brain’ plays a part in excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Blamed for everything from forgetfulness to food cravings, ‘baby brain’ refers ... Read More »

Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy
Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy June 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women ... Read More »

Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
Critical windows to turn away junk food craving April 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for baby girls. This work leads on from earlier findings which showed that mothers ... Read More »







 
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