Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mother’s heartburn and a hairy newborn

"It is an odd adage that has stuck around for ages: women who suffer heartburn during pregnancy will have babies with full heads of hair. But doctors have long shrugged it off.

"Until now, that is. In December, researchers at Johns Hopkins University conducted a study intending to put the claim to rest. To their surprise, they ended up confirming it. The study, published in the current issue of the journal Birth, followed 64 pregnant women, about 78 percent of whom reported having some heartburn. After the women gave birth, two outside observers looked at pictures of their infants and rated their levels of hair ..."
NY Times

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Nora said...

I love when they confirm "old wives' tales" or old folk remedies. It's great fun! But it nevertheless shows the wisdom that was around long before we had the big pharmas, and huge medical "industries".

11:16 PM  

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