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Morning sickness 'ups baby IQ'
« Online: 30 de Junho de 2009, 22:49:01 »

Morning sickness 'ups baby IQ'



Research suggests that “women who suffer morning sickness during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with a high IQ”, The Daily Telegraph reported. It said that doctors believe babies’ development could be aided by the same hormones that make expectant mothers suffer nausea and vomiting. A study of mothers and children, the newspaper reported, found that children of mothers who experienced morning sickness were more likely to do better in intelligence tests.

The study this story is based on examined the effect of morning sickness on a child’s long-term neurodevelopment (the development of things like intelligence, behaviour, memory and attention) and what effect a drug for treating vomiting in pregnancy had on this.

One of its conclusions was that the severity of sickness is a significant predictor of higher IQ scores in children. Despite these claims, however, this would need to be proven in further research. In addition, the researchers’ theory that hormones might be involved would need to be tested in a study that actually measures these hormones. [...]

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/05May/Pages/MorningsicknessupsbabyIQ.aspx

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Re: Morning sickness 'ups baby IQ'
« Resposta #1 Online: 01 de Julho de 2009, 08:39:34 »
Mais um estudo que confunde correlação com causalidade.
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Re: Morning sickness 'ups baby IQ'
« Resposta #2 Online: 01 de Julho de 2009, 08:41:26 »
That doesn't make any sense at all... :huh:

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Re: Morning sickness 'ups baby IQ'
« Resposta #3 Online: 01 de Julho de 2009, 09:51:35 »
...after all, how does they measure the baby's IQ?
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