You cannot see this page without javascript.

Iron, Vitamin D May Lead to Smarter, Healthier Children

조회 수 271 추천 수 0 2014.01.11 08:50:43

I'm Alex Villarreal with the VOA Special English Health Report, from |

Many people have low amounts of iron in their blood. But pregnant women need extra iron for their own health and their baby's health. Iron is important to the development of a baby's brain and central nervous system. In poor countries, however, providing all pregnant women with iron supplements can be a financial issue. Some experts say giving supplements to babies after they are born is enough. Someone who disagrees is Parul Christian, a nutritionist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Maryland. She and other scientists have been doing research in Nepal. She says their latest findings should settle any question about the value of making sure every pregnant woman receives iron supplements. Iron is a micronutrient. Micronutrients are important substances that are found in small amounts in foods. The researchers first completed a study among poor women in Nepal ten years ago. During pregnancy some of the women received supplements containing iron and another micronutrient, folic acid.Ms. Christian says that study showed the supplements could improve child survival. Now the children are older. The researchers returned to Nepal and tested their neurological development. They found improved abilities among those whose mothers had received iron and folic acid during pregnancy and for three months after. Another new study looks at levels of vitamin D in babies. It says newborns with the lowest levels were twice as likely to develop respiratory infections as those with normal levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps build strong bones and strengthens the body's defenses against disease. The vitamin is commonly added to cow's milk and also found in supplements. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin. The body naturally produces it from sunlight. Carlos Camargo from Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts and other researchers did the study. It followed more than nine hundred children in New Zealand until they were five years old. Dr. Camargo said the problem of vitamin D deficiency is not limited to countries with the least sun. There are low levels of vitamin D in people living in areas where there is a lot of sun. This is because people are spending more time indoors. For VOA Special English I'm Alex Villarreal. You can find more Health Reports at our website, And you can find us on Facebook and Twitter at VOA Learning English. 

(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 05Jan2011)


인조이 잉글리시 - EnjoyEnglish.Co.Kr 

호시우행(虎視牛行): 판단은 호랑이처럼 예리하게, 행동은 소처럼 신중하고 끈기있게!

영어공부 전반, 진로진학 자료를 업로드하겠습니다. 조금이나마 도움이 되었으면 좋겠습니다.

가끔 인사글이라도 남겨주시고 유익하고 잼있는 글 올려주세요.

엮인글 :
문서 첨부 제한 : 0Byte/ 10.00MB
파일 크기 제한 : 50.00MB (허용 확장자 : *.*)

List of Articles
번호 제목 글쓴이 조회 수
16 Worried That People Are Laughing at You? chanyi 145
15 Progress in Race to Save Cheetahs chanyi 228
14 Debating the Best Way to Learn a Language chanyi 244
13 Want to Lose Weight? Try Counting Calories chanyi 240
12 Comparing American and Chinese Parents chanyi 158
11 He Trained in the Restaurant Industry, and Now He Serves the Homeless chanyi 67
10 What Is the Relationship Between Age and Happiness? chanyi 79
9 Are People Who Speak More Than One Language Smarter? file chanyi 98
» Iron, Vitamin D May Lead to Smarter, Healthier Children file chanyi 271
7 Business English Speakers Can Still Be Divided by a Common Language file chanyi 115
6 Teaching Children How to Think Internationally file chanyi 126
5 Facebook Finds New Friends in the World of Private Finance chanyi 126
4 VOA Learning English - Education Report 393 chanyi 76
3 A Goal for 2012: Learning English chanyi 215
2 Are You Learning English? These Songs May Help chanyi 182
본 사이트에서는 회원분들의 게시된 이메일 주소가 무단으로 수집되는 것을 거부합니다. 게시된 정보 및 게시물의 저작권과 기타 법적 책임은 자료제공자에게 있습니다. 이메일 / 네이트온 Copyright © 2001 - 2016 All Right Reserved.