What pregnant mothers eat affects the skin health of newborns

Saturday, April 03, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: skin health, newborns, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
(NaturalNews) A recent study conducted by researchers from Fukuoka University in Japan found that babies born to women who eat high amounts of green and yellow fruits and vegetables, and those rich in beta carotene, have a reduced risk of being born with eczema, a type of condition where dry, itchy red patches emerge on skin.

Most people recognize, even without a study, that eating habits affect a person's health. Nevertheless, Dr. Yoshihiro Miyake and his team evaluated 763 women and their babies to see if there was a link between the mothers' eating and lifestyle habits and the health of their children.

The women who participated in the study were roughly 30 years old and about 17 weeks pregnant when they were asked to provide pertinent information about their lifestyles and medical history. When their babies were between 16 and 24 months old, researchers gathered a second set of data from the women regarding birth and breastfeeding history, family information, and if their children were exposed to any second-hand smoke.

Researchers discovered that women whose diets were rich in green and yellow vegetables, citrus fruits, and others foods rich in beta carotene during their pregnancies bore children who were less likely to come down with eczema.

Taking into account other eczema risk factors, the team found that 54 percent of children from mothers whose diets were the lowest in these key foods developed eczema while only 32 percent of infants born to mothers who ate the most of these foods did. They also found that a diet rich in vitamin E helps to reduce the likelihood of having an infant with a wheeze.

This study and others have led experts to conclude that eating key foods during pregnancy can go a long way in preventing children from developing allergic disorders.

Though no specific mention was made in the report, healthy women who breast feed ensure that their child receives the most wholesome nutrition possible. Breast-fed babies are typically born with fewer or no allergies when compared to their formula-fed counterparts. Breast milk contains important immunoglobulins, antibodies and colostrum that are crucial to newborn development.

No matter how enriched, there is no formula capable of matching the life-giving nutrients that are passed on from mother to child in breast milk. Especially from women who eat nutritionally-dense foods, numerous studies show that breast-fed babies grow to be healthier, stronger, and more allergy-free than babies fed artificial formulas.

Sources for this story include:

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
Skin health at
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.