Mum’s hypertension lowers child IQ 媽媽高血壓 降低孩子智商

Thu, Dec 27, 2012 - Page 10

A mother’s high blood pressure during pregnancy may affect her child’s brain power throughout its life, the American Academy of Neurology journal suggests.

About 400 men had their cognitive ability tested at the age of 20 and then again at the average age of 69. Those whose mothers had hypertension when pregnant scored lower marks.

Hypertension may alter conditions in the womb which impairs fetal growth.

Risks to children born to mother’s with hypertension have previously been reported, but this study is the first to show possible long-lasting affects on cognitive ability.

(Liberty Times)

一份《美國神經學期刊》指出,母親在懷孕期高血壓,可能影響孩子的大腦功能。

約四百名男性在二十歲時接受認知能力測驗,接著在平均六十九歲時再度接受測試。母親懷他們時有高血壓的男性分數較低。

高血壓可能改變子宮狀況,有損胎兒成長。

過去已有研究顯示母親高血壓對小孩的風險,但這份研究是首度顯示對認知能力可能有持續性影響。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)