A Novel Report Confirms: Important Women Should Avoid Liquorice

- Friday, January 06, 2017
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A novel Finnish study supports nutrient recommendations for families amongst children inwards that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy. The boundary for rubber consumption is non known.

In the study, youths that were exposed to large amounts of liquorice inwards the womb performed less good than others inwards cognitive reasoning tests carried out past times a psychologist. The deviation was equivalent to roughly 7 IQ points.

Those exposed to liquorice equally good performed less good inwards tasks mensuration retention capacity, too according to parental estimates, they had to a greater extent than ADHD-type problems than others. With girls, puberty had started before too advanced further.

The Glaku study carried out past times the University of Helsinki, the National Institute for Health too Welfare too the Helsinki too Uusimaa infirmary districts compared 378 youths of most xiii years whose mothers had consumed "large amounts" or "little/no" liquorice during pregnancy. In this study a large amount was defined equally over 500 mg too little/no equally less than 249 mg glycyrrhizin per week. These cutoffs are non based on wellness effects. 500 mg glycyrrhizin corresponds on average to 250 g liquorice.

The study written report was published inwards the American Journal of Epidemiology. The get-go writer of the article is Academy Professor Katri Räikkönen from the University of Helsinki.

Researchers propose that important women too women planning pregnancy should live informed of the harmful effects that products containing glycyrrhizin - such equally liquorice too salty liquorice - may accept on the fetus.

In Finland, this is already reality. In Jan 2016, the National Institute for Health too Welfare published nutrient recommendations for families amongst children, inwards which liquorice was placed inwards the 'not recommended' category for important women. According to the recommendations, occasional consumption of pocket-size amounts such equally a subdivision of liquorice H2O ice cream or a few liquorice sweets is non dangerous.

Researchers underline that things should live kept inwards proportion. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 large issue of Finns accept been exposed to glycyrrhizin inwards the womb. Glycyrrhizin is ane of many factors that comport upon the evolution of a fetus simply it is impossible to enjoin whether it was glycyrrhizin expressly that affected the evolution of a for sure individual.

As a outcome of beast experiments, the biological machinery of the effects of liquorice is good known. Glycyrrhizin intensifies the effects of stress hormone cortisol past times inhibiting the enzyme that inactivates cortisol. While cortisol is essential to the evolution of a fetus, it is detrimental inwards large amounts.

It has long been known that glycyrrhizin causes higher blood pressure level too shorter pregnancies inwards humans, simply such long-lasting effects on the fetus accept non been proven before.


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