New research says that pregnant women who don’t have enough vitamin B might put their babies in risk of brain diseases. So apart from taking respiratory disease shots, women should ensure proper intake of vitamin B throughout physiological condition. The study showed that higher levels of B complex a soluble compound, which is commonly classified at the side of vitamin B complex due to their similarities, can prevent brain illnesses and mental problems such as attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia.
Professor Robert Freedmen at the University of Colorado said that cold and respiratory flu are often unavoidable even after a flu shot. But cold and flu during pregnancy can double the risk of future mental illnesses and prevent the baby’s brain from developing normally.
Higher levels of B complex forestall vertebrate brain issues even once the mother is infected. “Choline supplements in physiological condition will have a womb-to-tomb profit for the child,” says Freedman.
The findings of the study were published in the Journal of Paediatrics. The team of researchers assessed prenatal maternal infection, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which is a marker of inflammation in pregnant women, and the mothers’ choline levels.
The babies brain development was measured exploitation their brain waves presently after birth. When the mothers had a cold or flu throughout the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, the infant's ability to stop or delay the effects on the brain decreased by 27 percent.
Maternal respiratory disease may also decrease the children’s ability to concentrate and play. Whereas the body creates B complex, the nutrient may also be found in bound foods. Here are a number of its richest sources:
- Dark leafy vegetables
- Brussels sprouts
- Cooked bok choy
Mothers should ensure the intake of choline-rich foods by consulting their gynecologists first.