Consumer.Healthday.com has published a new article on a study that suggests birth weight and growth during childhood could affect hearing, vision, thinking and memory later in life, a new study suggests.
“While interventions in adulthood may only have a small effect, concentrating on making small improvements to birth size and child development could have a much greater impact on numbers of people with hearing, vision and cognitive [mental] impairment,” Dawes said in a university news release…The researchers looked at data from more than 430,000 adults, aged 40 to 69, in the United Kingdom. ”
The summary of these findings impart that healthier childhood growth is associated with better hearing, vision, and thinking and memory skills later in life. According Healthday “The study authors suspect that poor nutrition during childhood may have a negative effect on the brain and the senses. They theorized that early influences on growth hormones and genetic regulation might affect long-term neurosensory development.”