Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Breast milk and IQ

Some interesting link -- mediated by specific gene variation:

Breast-fed children with one common variation of the gene scored an average of seven points higher on I.Q. tests than children nourished on formula or cow’s milk; but children with another, less common variation did not benefit from breast-feeding at all, the researchers reported yesterday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.