A new study shows that children with low birth weight and unhealthy diets are affected by acquired learning and behavioral skills, especially girls.
Researchers at Monash University in Australia and the Taiwan Institute of Health found that girls with low birth weight had lower learning ability and weaker overall ability than girls with normal birth weight.
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between low birth weight, childhood eating habits, and acquired learning outcomes. Mark Wahlqvist, Emeritus Professor at Monash University, said the findings suggest that girls’ cognitive and development are more susceptible to low birth weight and diet. The impact of quality.
The researchers found that girls who weighed less than 2,700 grams at birth were more likely to show poor learning ability, poor social skills and dissatisfaction.
Wahlqvist added that learning and poor behavior are not only because the mother or father affects the child’s birth weight, but also because of poor eating habits during childhood, which may affect the child’s future learning ability.
At the same time, the researchers also found that although there was a significant difference between the results of low birth weight girls and those with normal weight, there was no significant difference between boys.
Wahlqvist believes that, fortunately, although the low birth weight of girls for various reasons can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders, it is possible to improve learning and comprehensive skills if the quality of the diet is kept up after birth.