Overweight & Obesity

Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D

(Medical Xpress)—Women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may be passing on insufficient levels of vitamin D to their babies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study.

Autism spectrum disorders

Folic acid intake associated with reduced risk of autism: study

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests that women who consume the recommended daily dosage of folic acid, the synthetic form of folate or vitamin B-9, during the first month ...

Health

Homelessness' impact on mothers, babies

A BYU study appearing in Pediatrics found that pregnant women who were homeless at some point in a 12-month period leading up to their deliveries had babies with lower birth weights.

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