Eggs May Be the Key to Better Brain Development for Babies, New Study Finds
A study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds infants who were in introduced to eggs beginning at 6 months showed significantly higher blood concentrations of choline, other biomarkers in choline pathways, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
“Eggs have been consumed throughout human history, but the full potential of this nutritionally complete food has yet to be recognized in many resource-poor settings around the world,” said Lora Iannotti, associate dean for public health and associate professor at the Brown School.
She added “Eggs Early in Complementary Feeding Increase Choline Pathway Biomarkers and DHA: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Ecuador,”
The reaserch found that Eggs provide essential fatty acids, proteins, choline, vitamins A and B12, selenium, and other critical nutrients at levels above or comparable to those found in other animal food products, but they are relatively more affordable.'
The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
But the team of researchers didn't only discover that feeding eggs to infants at an early age could promote better brain development and function. Another study based off of the same 2015 trial, published in July in Pediatrics, found that feeding babies eggs starting at 6 months old improved linear growth. The findings also showed that consuming eggs early reduced rates of stunting and being underweight in infants.
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