That’s according to a new study done at Cornell University. Researchers there found that “increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.” Choline is chemically kind of like a B-Vitamin but isn’t one officially. Our bodies make small amounts of choline, but in order to have enough, most people need to get some in your diet. Choline is found in meats and seafood (especially the livers), broccoli, eggs, cauliflower, soy, flax seed, pistachios, and chocolate (even chocolate cake). Here’s the complete press release from Cornell. Pioneering study shows prenatal choline may ‘program’ healthier babies ITHACA, N.Y. – Pregnant women may have added incentive to bulk up on broccoli and eggs now that a Cornell University study has found increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.
Great new post by Brian Plachta on men, boys, and masculinity. Here’s an excerpt: There is an unwritten rule that everyone with testicles must follow: the only safe subjects you can talk about when in the company of other men are sports, work and women. If a guy steps out of that box and starts talking about anything else, like faith or emotions, he is automatically kicked out of the man-club. I’m sure this rule is written somewhere on a chalkboard hanging above a urinal on a bathroom wall in a sports bar in Cincinnati. Read the rest at Talking About Men’s Health — talkingaboutmenshealth.com Armin Brott Dad of three, best-selling author, speaker, nationally syndicated columnist and radio host, Marine Corps vet, spokesperson, and, generally speaking, a pretty nice guy. Website: http://www.dadsoup.com Twitter: mrdad Tweet #fighting4answrs
I was asked recently, which post of the many on my blog is an accurate reflection of who I am… The short answer is: none. other than the Houdini series. Which is mostly about my early years. So I thought I would draft a post about me. I am 40 years old. I am considered disabled due to long term health conditions. I have 5 kids aged 18 or under. 3 of these kids are boys with special needs. I am a dissertation shy of a PhD in Business. My study was going to be on utilizing virtual reality tools/games to teach social skills to kids with Autism. How did I become a stay at home father? My wife and I moved our family to a small town in the hopes that we could capture some of the atmosphere for our children that we had grown up with. In the