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Vitamin C Deficiency in Pregnancy and the Fetal Brain

Studies show that 10-20% of all adults in developed countries have a vitamin C deficiency. Vulnerable people include those of lower socioeconomic staus with poor nutrition and people who smoke. Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt and researchers at the University of Copenhagen found that such nutritional deficit in pregnant women could affect the brain development of their babies as well. Lykkesfeldt states that even minor deficiencies in vitamin C in mothers can negatively impact the fetal brain, specifically the memory center, by preventing optimal brain development. The conclusion comes from their experiment on pregnant guinea pigs and their pups, which like humans, […]

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