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Creatine- could it have an important role in pregancy?

September 19th, 2016

Episode 151 of 215 episodes

Nutrition in pregnancy is something we assume is important but do we know exactly how important? Folate, we now know can prevent neural tube defects in a developing baby and we assume a diet rich in proteins, carbohydrates, proteins and minerals would all be important but scientists are always trying to find out if there are elements that are more important than others. This is how something called creatine has become the subject of a study into pregnancy nutrition at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. Using samples from pregnant women, researchers at Hudson Institute discovered that pregnant women who had less creatine in their urine gave birth to significantly smaller babies, so could it be that creatine could protect a baby from poor growth in utero and possibly pass on other developmental advantages?

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