Nutrition Supplement Improves Brain Function in Children with FASD
How a drinkable nutrient could improve memory and attention in kids affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders:
A swirling tornado of energy—that’s how ShawnMarie Prevost describes her 6-year-old daughter, Kailei.
“She sings, she hums, she moves,” ShawnMarie Prevost says. “She’s jacked. She’s just always, always going.”
Kailei’s constant motion rises above the typically high energy level of a first-grader. She is affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a cluster of symptoms caused by prenatal alcohol exposure and characterized by developmental concerns such as hyperactivity, difficulty focusing, and cognitive problems, and sometimes a set of physical attributes as well.
When the Prevosts heard about a study at the University of Minnesota that aims to help kids with FASD, they were eager to sign on. Read full story: Choline connection: How a drinkable nutrient could improve memory and attention in kids affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders