February 27, 2014

May Affect Brain Development

1 ADHD Linked to Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy

Pregnant women who took acetaminophen were more likely to have a child with ADHD, according to a Danish study. While the study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship and more research is needed, it does raise concerns among women who’ve been told the drug is safe during pregnancy. The study of more than 64,000 Danish children found that those whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy were 13% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD-like behaviors; 37% were more likely to be diagnosed with hyperkinetic disorder and 29% were more likely to get ADHD meds. The study is preliminary and health experts say pregnant women should still use acetaminophen for fever because fevers may affect fetal development but should be conservative in their treatment of aches and pains.

More at USAToday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: ADHD May Be Genetic

Tags: ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pregnancy, ADHD and Acetaminophen Use

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Let's See Those Added Sugars

2 Food Labels to Emphasize Total Calories

Proposed nutrition labels on food will place a greater emphasis on total calories instead of "calories from fat." Nutritionists believe that the type of fat consumed matters more than the type of calories, so the breakdown of fats will remain on the label. To help consumers understand how much sugar a product really contains, the FDA is proposing the inclusion of "added sugars." The changes also include a bigger emphasis on nutrients like potassium and Vitamin D. In addition, the FDA wants to change serving sizes on labels to more accurately reflect what consumers usually eat or drink, making it easier to count calories. This is the first time the food labels have changed since the FDA started requiring them on most prepared and packaged foods in 1990.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: More Consumers Reading Food Labels

Tags: Added Sugars, Food Labels, Nutrition Label Overhaul, Changes Nutrition Labels Packaged Foods, Emphasis Total Calories, Serving Sizes on Labels, Easier to Count Calories

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