A new study has some important information and a warning for new mothers about sugar and brain health. Soon-to-be moms who consume high amounts of sugar and sugar substitutes during pregnancy are linked to poor learning and memory skills in children.
Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.
Articles by Maria Lianos-Carbone
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