A collaborative research group between Ehime University, the National Institute of Public Health, the University of Tokyo, and Ryukyu University has found that folic acid intake during pregnancy may indicate that it may prevent low prosocial behavior in born children.Vitamin B6 intake may prevent hyperactivity problems in children, and vitamin B2 may prevent emotional problems.
According to Ehime University, the research group obtained nutritional data during pregnancy for 1,199 mothers and children who participated in the Kyushu-Okinawa Maternal and Child Health Study, and at the time when the child was 5 years old, the mother told her about the problematic behavior of the child. I did an interview survey.
As a result, despite being healthy, 12.9% have emotional problems that make them unable to control their emotions through interpersonal relationships, 19.4% have behavioral problems that make them violent because they cannot control their emotions, and their ability to control themselves is weak and calm. 13.1% had no hyperactivity problems, 8.6% had peer relationships problems with interpersonal relationship formation, and 29.2% had low prosocial behaviors that could not comfort crying children or help those in need.
Analysis of the situation by dividing the mother's B vitamin intake during pregnancy into four groups showed that the group with the highest folic acid intake had a lower risk of low prosocial behavior than the group with the lowest folic acid intake. rice field.
Furthermore, analysis results showed that vitamin B6 intake reduced the risk of hyperactivity problems and vitamin B2 intake reduced the risk of emotional problems, but no significant association was found for vitamin B12 with any problem behavior.