Fetal Nutrition Affects Baby's IQ

October 18, 2010 Updated Oct 18, 2010 at 6:57 PM EDT

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October 18, 2010 Updated Oct 18, 2010 at 6:57 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC) Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that fetal nutrition can have a big impact on your baby's IQ.

They looked at identical twins and found that the twin who weighed more at birth, had a higher verbal IQ score than the lighter twin, showing that proper nutrition in the womb is vital to a child's development.

They say that improving the nutrition of undersized children *after* birth showed no effect on the brain.

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