Endocrine disrupting chemicals and childhood brain development

Exposure to common hormone-disrupting toxins in pregnancy and early childhood has been linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders reported in the last decade.1 Recent data expands upon the link between endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and maternal thyroid hormone signalling during early pregnancy, and how it impacts offspring IQ and influences possible neurodevelopmental disease…
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Vitamin D status in pregnancy improves childhood neurodevelopment

There is a clear link between maternal Vitamin D status and the development of gross- and fine motor skills and social skills in children. It is the first time researchers have investigated the link between maternal vitamin D deficiency and suboptimal neurodevelopment in the first years of life.1 Until now, the link between oily fish…
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Probiotics for Infants: Safety, doses and strains

Safety is paramount when practitioners consider infant and child health - always front of mind is to “first do no harm”. As gut and immune health are often at the core of infant care, it’s not surprising that probiotics have been in the firing line as a questionable intervention for little ones. Practitioners are left…
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