Vitamin C intake too little would cause serious harm to brain development
University of Copenhagen researchers used two groups of newborn guinea pigs were compared with feeding experiments: a group of young rats fed only the vitamin C content of less food, the other group fed a normal vitamin C content of food. Two months later, researchers found that vitamin C intake of the rats brain development significantly less than the other group rats, especially in some key parts of the brain cells less 30%, which results in memory and ability to act young rats appear serious shortcomings.
The researchers said the same during the growth of human needs adequate intake of vitamins, if vitamin C intake of infants and young children is too low, brain development also will be hurt.
Research project leader extension Silvkesi Felt said that although the present experiment only on animals, but the results still show that pregnant and lactating women need to eat more fruits and vegetables, increasing intake of vitamin C to promote fetal and infant brain development.
The study, published in the latest issue of "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" magazine.