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Lifeline with Christine Hronec

Jan 6, 2022

Eating choline-heavy diet during pregnancy can boost child’s attention span

Going overboard on eggs and lean meat while pregnant can help mothers give their children a better attention span, a new study finds. Researchers from Cornell University say consuming twice the recommended amount of choline leads to children displaying better focus during tasks which require constant attention.

Choline is an essential nutrient for both humans and animals. It’s important for chemical reactions in the nervous system and for the development of normal brain functioning. Common sources of choline include egg yolks, lean red meat, fish, poultry, nuts, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage.


Fat cells give the body energy to combat infections

Don’t be in a rush to lose that extra fat from the holidays, it might actually help you fight infections. That’s the conclusion of a new study that discovered another way of boosting the body’s immune system: fatty acids. As the main component of fat, researchers from the University of East Anglia say fatty acids provide the immune system with energy to fight harmful bacteria, like Salmonella.

Due to the overuse of antibiotics, bacteria are becoming increasingly drug-resistant over time. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the “biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.”


A mother’s diet during pregnancy can impact child’s health well into teens

Women who don’t watch what they eat during pregnancy can affect their child’s health well into their teenage years. Nutrition during pregnancy plays a pivotal role in determining the child’s body mass index (BMI) even during adolescence, according to a new study.

Children who are overweight, meaning their BMI is above 24.9, have an increased risk of asthma, type 2 diabetes, and orthopedic disorders. In the U.S., almost 15 million children and adolescents are obese. Following a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and oils, as well as in sources of vitamin D and omega-3 could help remedy this, the study’s authors said.



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About Christine Hronec
Christine Hronec ( ) is an award-winning chemist and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert. Since founding her company Gauge Life in 2013, Christine has helped approximately 40,000 women transform their bodies and switch to a body-positive self-image. Her YouTube channel has over 25 million views. Christine has received awards from the American Chemical Society and was published in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Christine was part of the team that created Time magazine’s “Invention of the Year” for her work in the biotech field.