Sleep and dietary patterns, technology and internet usage, perinatal factors, breastfeeding, birth delivery mode and exercise all appear to have an effect on the amount of impulsive behaviour seen in children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

In September 2019 researchers from Spain published the results of their study to assess the association between weight, birth attributes, exercise and sleep habits, dietary intake and impulsive behaviour in … Read more

Preterm birth (before 37 weeks) and early preterm birth (before 34 weeks) appear to be reduced in women receiving omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids either as supplementation or dietary addition plus possibly a reduced risk of perinatal death, neonatal care admission, and low birth weight babies but possibly a small increased risk of large for gestational age babies

In November 2018 researchers from Australia published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the effect of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, either as a supplement or … Read more

Vitamin D supplementation probably reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and may reduce the risk of severe postpartum haemorrhage, whilst vitamin D and calcium probably reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia but may increase the risk of preterm birth (before 37 weeks)

In July 2019 researchers from the USA published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess whether vitamin D supplementation, either alone or in combination with calcium or other … Read more

The Early Nutrition Project have published updated recommendations for optimized nutrition before and during pregnancy, during breastfeeding, infancy and toddlerhood which should contribute to the prevention of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases

In February 2019 researchers from Germany, UK, Poland, The Netherlands and Australia who were part of the The Early Nutrition Project published their review of the medical scientific literature and … Read more

Vegetarian and vegan diets increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies such as proteins, iron, vitamin D, calcium, iodine, omega-3 and vitamin B12 but can be considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding as long as all nutritional requirements are met

In March 2019 researchers from Spain published their review on the consumption of vegetarian and vegan diets during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The researchers stated that balanced plant-based diets rich in … Read more