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mental health

Professor Michael Crawford - Omega 3 and DHA - the simple answer to improving mental health

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Professor Michael Crawford is the research director of the Mother and Child Foundation and the a pioneer in brain chemistry and the links to mental health. Current research projects funded by the Mother & Child Foundation focus on maternal nutrition and health with the aim of enhancing maternal health, nutrition and happiness and at the same time arresting and reversing the present climb in mental ill-health amongst children. A community intervention aimed at the prevention of low birthweight including lifestyle and nutritional education and nutrition intervention in mothers at high risk in London. A multisite study between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Newham General Hospital, Uganda and Medical Research Centre in South Africa which is focused on maternal nutrition and the vertical transmission of HIV. Diabetes in pregnancy and risk of birth defects with St Thomas’ and Newham General Hospitals. The prevention of cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke and obesity in preterm infants with Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, UK, Cornell University, USA., and the Kitchener Medical School in Khartoum, Sudan. The effect of nutrition in the behaviour of schoolchildren with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. The relationship between iodine deficiency and whether it co-exists with omega 3 DHA deficiency – a collaborative multi-site study between Imperial College London and Chelsea and Westminster hospital, Sudan, Oman and East Africa. An investigative study into a new form of treatment for Sickle cell anemia in cooperation with the Nigerian University Hospital at Enugu, and the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, in London. The effects of arsenic poisoning from tube well water in Bangladesh on the mother and fetus. The Organisation of conferences and educational material for schools, midwives and health and community centres.