It is a strange myth that has been preserved over time: women who suffer from heartburn during pregnancy will have very young babies. Doctors have failed to intervene in this problem until recently. In December, researchers at Johns Hopkins University conducted a study to calm the waters over this long-running saying.
To their great surprise, they finally completed the study, confirming it. The study, published in an edition of Journal Birth, tracked 64 pregnant women, of whom 78 percent accused of heartburn. After these women gave birth, two observers looked at the pictures of the children to determine their hair growth.
Of the 28 women who had moderate to severe heartburn, 23 had babies with average hair length, and 10 out of 12 women who did not have any burns gave birth to little or no babies. hair.
Other studies have shown that during pregnancy, high levels of estrogen and other hormones can relax the sphincter at the base of the esophagus, causing burns. The same hormones can influence and increase the baby's hair, as many studies show.
Kathleen Costigan, who ran the Johns Hopkins Center, said the results were a shock to everyone. She says: "I have heard this story so many times and every time I have told people that it is not true. Look that with the results of the study came the moment when I must admit that I was wrong."
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