HIGH-FAT DIET IN PREGNANCY CAN CAUSE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN OFFSPRING

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AUTISM SEVERITY DETECTED WITH BRAIN ACTIVITY TEST

EEG tests reveal children on the autism spectrum have lower peak alpha frequency than their peers not on the spectrum. Additionally, the lower the peak alpha frequency, the lower a child’s non-verbal IQ was, the researchers discovered. Researchers believe the peak alpha frequency may not only be a useful biomarker for autism diagnosis, but also a marker to test the severity of the disorder.  READ MORE…
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HIGH-FAT DIET IN PREGNANCY CAN CAUSE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN OFFSPRING

Mothers who eat high fat diets during pregnancy could be elevating the risk of future depression and anxiety symptoms for their children, a new study in Frontiers in Endocrinology reports. High fat diets may impair the development of the central serotonin system, researchers discovered. Further studies noted that introducing a healthy diet to the offspring at an early age did not reverse the effect. READ MORE…

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