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Foetal brain problems caused by flu can be prevented by to-be-mothers: Study

According to a recent study Choline, a B vitamin nutrient can help in preventing any foetal brain problems or mental health issues in the baby which is caused by the virus of cold or influenza during pregnancy.The study published in the Journal of Pediatrics talks about how viruses such as flu or cold in pregnant women have been linked to mental problems or illnesses like Attention Deficit Disorder or Schizophrenia later in life. Moreover, the study found that Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient can prevent foetal brain developmental problems. Mothers want to give their babies the best possible start in life. Colds and flu are often unavoidable, even if the mother has had a flu shot. But colds and flu during pregnancy double the risk of future mental illnesses.More and more information shows that choline helps the baby s brain develop properly. We found that higher levels of choline prevent fetal brain problems from developing, even when the mother is infected. Choline ...

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