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Unhealthy diet of pregnant women can affect a child's psychological

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Updated: Saturday, Oct 12,2013, 8:29:58 PM
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Core Tip : The new study found that if pregnant women eat unhealthy food , the child may appear depression, anxiety , irritability phenomenon. In addition , if the child was born after the same eating unhealthy foods , can also cause mood problems .

Maternal diet can also affect children's mental health. New research found that if pregnant women eat unhealthy food , the child may appear depression, anxiety , irritability phenomenon. In addition , if the child was born after the same eating unhealthy foods , can also cause mood problems .

Researchers at Deakin University in Australia and the Norwegian researchers 2.3 million mothers and their children were investigated. Through questionnaires during pregnancy, pregnant women , infants 18 months old and 3 -year-old former child 's diet , while researchers also children in a year and a half , three years and five years old depression , anxiety , abnormal behavior , hyperactivity shape symptoms were investigated.

The results show that if pregnant women eat unhealthy food , the child after birth are more likely to have behavioral problems ; if the child is eating junk food will increase depression, anxiety, and attacks and violent behavior .

Prior studies have revealed that the baby 's nutritional intake , including in the mother's womb, nutritional intake , are associated with the child 's physical health for the future , such as heart disease and diabetes. And this study is confirmed , diet is also related with the child's mental health .

The researchers noted that the government should pay attention to junk food -induced physiological and psychological problems , governments should expeditiously examine the relevant evidence, and to amend the relevant food policy ; Because processed food industry production and marketing of high-calorie, low-nutrient value of foods, has led to a substantial increase in obesity-related diseases , so the government should restrict the promotion of unhealthy food and supplies .

Tags: Pregnant-women diet Psychological

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