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Early Extra- Protein Diet Will Enhance IQ Level

by Medindia Content Team on  February 21, 2008 at 7:58 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Early Extra- Protein Diet  Will  Enhance IQ Level
Early days of an infant's life are very crucial, especially when it comes to food and nutrition. 
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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the UCL Institute of Child Health, London published a study in " Pediatric Research" about the advantages of enhanced nutritional diet during the early days of infancy.

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Premature babies who were randomly selected for the study were administered either high nutrient milk or a standard formula diet. Pre-term babies who were fed on enriched-formula diet were found to outsmart other premature babies in IQ testing.  A high correlation between nutrition and behavior was also noted.  Improved  food quality aids in the enhanced growth of caudate nucleus, a part that is highly associated with intelligence. The benefits gained during the early days fostered its  later development too .

This study, supposedly the maiden attempt in this field,  claims to have utmost biological significance.

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