Dishes using cinnamon can provide its own flavor. But for pregnant women should not consume excessive because it can affect the child''s intelligence and behavior.
A study conducted on children aged 8 years, where she ate cinnamon in large quantities during pregnancy. The results obtained these children did not show good results in some tests and tend to have attention and disruptive behavior, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Researchers estimate that glycyrrhizin contained in cinnamon may disturb the placenta, so that stress hormones can pass from mother to infant. High levels of hormones known as glucocorticoids can affect fetal brain development and has been associated with behavioral disorders in children.
The results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, interference can occur in children include interference in the use of vocabulary, memory, and also one''s consciousness.
"This shows that the excess of cinnamon consumption during pregnancy affects the levels of IQ and child behavior and stress hormones can pass from mother to baby," said Professor Jonathan Seckl, of the University of Edinburgh Center for Cardiovascular Science, was quoted as saying by AP.
The study involved 64 children who have high levels of glycyrrhizin, 46 children with glycyrrhizin levels and 211 were children with low levels of glycyrrhizin. It said a high level if you eat 500 grams of glycyrrhizin or equivalent to 100 grams of cinnamon in one week.
Research also shows that excessive consumption of cinnamon pregnancy associated with short time. Besides showing that the placenta is not working to prevent stress hormones in order not to enter the fetus and the relationship to heart problems, metabolic disorders and behavioral problems later on.
Pregnant women should consider how the content of cinnamon makananya contained in, get in a week do not eat cinnamon equal or more than 100 grams. So that it can protect your baby from a variety of disorders later.