laying babies on their backs has no harmful effects and can reduce the risk of cot death
eating oily fish when pregnant improves the child's eyesight
peanut allergy may be linked to the use of certain nappy rash and eczema cream
children brought up in very hygienic homes are more likely to develop asthma
just 15 minutes a day of moderate or vigorous exercise cuts the risk of obesity by 50%
Today it was my turn. At Focus on Mums I gave blood (to check glucose, insulin and cholesterol) and had a DXA ( to scan bone density) and an ultrasound (to take pictures of my carotid artery). The hard part was fasting for 8 hours prior to my appointment for the blood test. I had to get up at 5:30 for a light breakfast and then sip nothing but water until 14:20. After that it was quite fun and I was relieved to learn that I am not at risk of osteoporosis.