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Research Run Down: Findings from the medical world

Top science and research news from this week underline the importance of taking prenatal vitamins regularly, being in good health before becoming pregnant and investigate how pregnancy and breastfeeding affect the risk of breast cancer.

  • Some interesting research has shown potential for vitamin C supplements to help lung development in newborns who were exposed to maternal smoking. From MedPage Today.

  • A link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia has been confirmed, according to Science Daily.

  • Also from Science Daily, an Australian study confirmed that current medical interventions and care for pregnant women who are also obese or overweight do not improve pregnancy outcomes. This underlines the need to help women become as healthy as possible before pregnancy.
  • The question of whether or not pregnancy and breastfeeding raises or lowers breast cancer risk is still ongoing; but it appears that the answer is a bit of “both.” From Reuters.

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