Breastfed babies are Smarter!

November 6th, 2007 by Diane Sam

It's true! Breastfed babies are smarter. Here's an excerpt from a Fox News Report:

A new study has identified a gene that is believed to give breastfed children higher IQs, according to a report from Agence France-Presse.

For the study, researchers from the U.S., London and New Zealand examined more than 3,000 breastfed infants in Britain and New Zealand and found that children who had the FADS2 gene had an average IQ that was 6.8 points higher than babies without the gene. FADS2 is a gene involved in the genetic control of fatty acid pathways. Fatty acids such as DHA have been shown to improve infant IQ.  

Ninety percent of the children studied had at least one copy of the FADS2 gene and saw an increase in IQ if breastfed. Scientists studied this gene because it produces an enzyme found in breast milk, which also has been associated with higher IQs.


Hmmm.... so if you think your baby is pretty smart, you might have thought it was just their good genes, but now you know it's good genes and  breastmilk!  (smile)

oh... too bad I wasn't breastfed....hmm... just think how smart I could have been......!! 

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