Mother Could Be Source Of Child’s Low IQ

Posted on: 6:50 pm, May 22, 2013, by , updated on: 04:52pm, May 22, 2013


(Memphis) A child’s IQ could be related to what their mother ate during pregnancy.

British researchers followed more than 14,000 expectant moms and found
most did not have enough iodine in their diet, which comes from seafood and
dairy products.

Children of mothers who lacked iodine went on to have lower scores on
IQ and reading tests.

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