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​Breastfeeding Protects Children From The Negative Effects Of Air Pollution

The study by the experts in the University of the Basque Country was attended by 638 women and their children. Scientists wanted to understand how pollution affects the health of the child in the womb. They also studied the role of diet in the development of the baby.

Experts have focused on the effects of exposure to high levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrogen dioxide for motor and mental development of children. In the fetal stage of prenatal development the central nervous system is only beginning to emerge. It has no mechanisms to prevent the accumulation of hazardous substances. The study found that breastfeeding for four months at least saved the children from the negative effects of air pollution.

By the way, scientists from the University of Montana found: Air pollution may cause children deterioration of short-term memory and reduced intelligence. Children under the influence of a large amount of contaminants for a long time, have a high risk of brain inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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