Globally, premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and it can also lead to long-term neurodevelopmental problems, including learning difficulties and issues with hearing and vision. With World Prematurity Day observed on November 17, now is the time to learn how you can support the health of you and your growing baby.
If you are an expecting mother, can what you eat today improve the health of your child 5 years into the future? New research suggests that it can. A recently-published study suggests that raising omega-3 DHA levels during pregnancy can positively influence the body composition of children at age 5. Improving nutrient status during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on the future health of a child.