Tag: pregnancy

Sugar during pregnancy makes babies fat: New study links carbohydrate-rich food with childhood obesity

Data from A*STAR research has revealed that mothers who consume a lot of sugary foods during pregnancy could be putting their children at higher risk of becoming overweight. However, this is only the case if the mothers are not already obese. Yung Seng Lee, the principal investigator from the A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical

Eat more foods with choline, such as eggs, during pregnancy to give baby a brain boost

Eating choline-rich foods during pregnancy may improve prenatal brain development, a study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology showed. A team of researchers at the Cornell University examined 26 expectant mothers as part of the study. The women were randomly divided into two groups, all of whom consumed the

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy delays speech development in baby girls

A new study found that taking the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy slows down the speech development of baby girls by up to six times. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is the active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medicines for pain relief and fever. To study the effect of the pain reliever on