Pregnant women Vitamin A deficiency ups Alzheimer’s risk for child

Various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found mice deprived of vitamin A in the womb were more likely to develop dementia symptoms later in life.

Weihong Song, the Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s disease at UBC, said the research showed that vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy affected brain development.

Stories appeared in the Times of IndiaHindustan Times, UPI, CBC, Yahoo, Medical Xpress, and Surrey Now.