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Heavier Babies Do Better in School (perhaps more vitamin D) – Oct 2014

Heavier Babies Do Better in School New York Times

VitaminDWiki Hypothesis
  • Known: Babies with low birth weight are associated with LOW vitamin D
  • Known: Infants and Children with HIGH vitamin D have fewer illnesses
    and thus probably have more as well as better quality time in school
  • Hypothesis: Babies with high birth weight are associates with HIGH vitamin D
A few quotes from New York Times article
  • Among the top 5 percent of test scorers in elementary school, one in three weighed at least eight pounds at birth, compared with only one in four of all babies.
  • The relationship between birth weight and test scores was present by the time children enrolled in kindergarten and remained fairly constant throughout elementary and middle school.
  • Other research has found that children who do better in elementary school are more likely to graduate from college, earn more as adults and live longer.


See also VitaminDWiki

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