Pregnant women benefit from eating nuts

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Would you ever have thought that the way you eat during pregnancy can influence the friendships your child forms throughout his/her life?

An American study has found that pregnant women who consume nuts can have a positive influence on their child’s social interactions in the future, according to the study.

As of March 7, this study was published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, which is a peer reviewed journal. There has been a lot of research done in the area of the relationship between maternal nut consumption during pregnancy and child peer problems in childhood, which revealed interesting and interesting findings.

One thousand and nine hundred and ninety-nine Japanese mother-child pairs were studied for this study. There was a focus on children whose ages ranged from 59 to 71 months at the time of the research.

As part of the study, mothers were asked to answer a questionnaire about their eating habits in order to assess their eating habits. Using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, it was possible to evaluate various behavioural aspects in children as well as their strengths and difficulties.

Researchers from the Food Microbiology and Function Research Laboratories of the Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine have conducted an investigation that was led by Dr Mai Quynh Nguyen and Dr Yoshihiro Miyake from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the same university.

According to researchers, children who had eaten nuts during their mothers’ pregnancies had a remarkable 36% lower risk of experiencing peer problems at the age of 5, versus children whose mothers had omitted nuts from their diets during pregnancy.

A number of other behavioural issues, such as emotional conduct, hyperactivity, and low prosocial behavior, were not found to be significantly linked with maternal nut intake in the study.

Even though the results of the study are encouraging, it acknowledges a few limitations, including its reliance on parental-reported data for assessing behavior, which may be prone to bias due to parent reporting.

Despite the positive results of this study, the researchers advocate for further research in order to determine whether nuts can be consumed during pregnancy and what potential benefits they may offer. There is a need for further epidemiological studies and investigations to examine the underlying mechanisms which are responsible for the observed correlation, as they emphasize the importance of doing so.

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