Pregnant Women Could Cut Birth Defect And Miscarriage Risk By Eating Marmite, Study Suggests
Pregnant women could potentially reduce their risk of birth defects and miscarriage by eating Marmite, a new study has suggested.
Scientists found that vitamin B3 can “cure molecular deficiencies” that stop babies’ organs from developing correctly in the womb.
“The ramifications are likely to be huge.” However, until more studies are conducted to further investigate this claim, Dr Helen Webberley, who runs the online healthcare service www.MyWebDoctor.co.uk told HuffPost UK she wouldn’t advise mums-to-be to change their diets to incorporate more Marmite just yet.
That’s because researchers came to these conclusions after testing the use of the vitamin B3 on pregnant mice.
They found that introducing the vitamin into the diet of these mice “completely prevented” both miscarriages and defects.
“In the meantime we should all continue with normal healthy eating patterns to give us a good balance of minerals and vitamins.
And on a parenting forum discussing morning sickness, many mums have credited the spread for keeping their nausea at bay.
“The nausea is still there but the Marmite really does seem to keep it at bay for a while,” one person wrote.
It kind of makes sense as it’s supposed to be full of B vitamins.
Vitamin B6 was recommended to help with morning sickness.”
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