IQ link to baby's weight gain in first month
Monday, 17 June 2013
Author: Marketing and Communications, The University of Adelaide
The study was led by University of Adelaide Public Health researchers, who analysed data from more than 13,800 children who were born full-term.
The results, published today in the international journal Pediatrics, show that babies who put on 40% of their birthweight in the first four weeks had an IQ 1.5 points higher by the time they were six years of age, compared with babies who only put on 15% of their birthweight.
Those with the biggest growth in head circumference also had the highest IQs.
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Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health
The University of Adelaide
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