22/03/2011 23:55 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Steak-Eating Mums Have Babies Who Cry Less

steak Researchers have found that mums-to-be who scoff steaks during the first three months of pregnancy have babies who cry less.

We should be so lucky!

Vitamin B12 - which is found in steaks and other red meats, fish and dairy products - is already known to help brain and nervous system development in unborn children, as well helping to prevent dementia, heart disease and fertility problems in adulthood.

The new research claims that expectant mums who consume low levels of B12 may deliver babies whose nervous systems have not fully developed, which means a hormone in the brain responsible for inducing sleep may not be released properly, causing them to cry for longer periods.

The study was published in the journal Early Human Development and examined the vitamin intake over nearly 3,000 pregnant women.

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