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An American study: Pomegranate juice reduces the risk of brain injury in fetuses

Researchers at the University of Brigham of America found that pomegranate juice reduces the risk of brain injury in infants suffering from intrauterine growth retardation, especially when pregnant women drink it during the third trimester of pregnancy, as pomegranate juice has been shown to have nerve effects in pregnancies that are characterized by growth restriction. Inside the uterus.

According to a report by the journal Neuroscience, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a common and worrisome issue, but there are few treatment options for expectant mothers who receive this diagnosis. Intrauterine growth retardation is a condition in which a baby in the womb is small for gestational age, often due to Problems with the placenta, resulting in the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the developing fetus at risk or inadequate, the brain of the developing fetus is particularly vulnerable to these effects.

1 in 10 babies is diagnosed with intrauterine growth retardation disease, and children with intrauterine growth retardation are at increased risk of death and impaired neurodevelopment. Recent research on pomegranate juice rich in polyphenols indicates that it may help protect the brain from injury.

In an exploratory, randomized controlled clinical trial, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital recorded pregnant mothers whose infants had been diagnosed with intrauterine growth retardation.

The team found evidence that drinking pomegranate juice daily may reduce the risk of brain injury in infants, intrauterine growth retardation, especially during the third trimester of pregnancy when the infant's brain is particularly vulnerable, the results are published in scientific reports.

Co-author Terry Ender, MBCHB, Chief of the Department of Neonatology at Brigham, said: “There are dietary factors that may affect neuroprotection, especially in high-risk settings such as during labor and childbirth. ", Which is found in high concentrations in pomegranate juice, may be highly protective.Our clinical experience provides the most promising evidence to date that polyphenols may provide protection from the risk of brain injury in infants."