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2013-02-11 15:08:18

In a study to be presented on February 15 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers from Tufts Medical Center will present findings showing the effects of maternal obesity on a fetus, specifically in the development of the brain. The study, conducted at the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., looked at the fetal development of 16...

2012-05-22 01:50:19

Currently more than 10% of preschoolers in the U.S. are obese and effective strategies that target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of the childhood obesity epidemic, as proposed in an article in Childhood Obesity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free online ahead of print on the Childhood Obesity website. Evidence increasingly suggests that the risk for childhood obesity begins before and...

2012-05-14 12:59:47

Say Hebrew University, US researchers That overweight during pregnancy can lead to overweight children and adolescents has been known for some time, but new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the US indicates that excess weight before and during pregnancy can have long-lasting health consequences for the offspring of such mothers even later in life. Investigators at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Departments...

2012-04-25 00:02:26

Kids can be really mean — especially to other kids — and school-yard bullying can have serious immediate and long-term effects. One area of increasing concern in this regard is the possibility that overweight or obese children shoulder the brunt of bullying. With childhood obesity rates reaching unprecedented levels, this may translate into even more negative behavior being experienced by today's kids. It is also possible that children who are disliked by their peers may respond...

2012-04-12 13:14:20

A new University of Illinois study contains a warning for obese women who are planning pregnancies. Even if they eat a healthy diet when they are pregnant, their babies will develop in an unhealthy environment that places the infants at risk for future health problems. "We can see fat sequestered in the placentas of obese mothers when it should be going to the baby to support its growth. The nutrient supply region in the placenta of an obese mother is half the size of that of a...

2012-04-10 05:05:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- With an alarming number of obese individuals today, a study was conducted that focuses especially on obese mothers and the risks their children could face. Researchers have developed a link between maternal diabetes and obesity and the chance of giving birth to a child with autism or another disability caused during the developmental process. Researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute found that mothers who were obese were 1-2/3 times more likely to...

Parents Of Obese Children Encouraged To Begin With Their Own Weight Loss Journey
2012-03-15 12:15:50

A study published in the journal Obesity reveals that parents of obese children can lead by example in regards to a child´s weight loss. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota conducted the research and found that when parent´s lost weight, their children were more likely to follow suit. “We looked at things such as parenting skills and styles, or changing the home food environment, and how they impacted a...

2012-03-09 00:26:29

Maternal obesity may contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "Although in the past decade medical advances have improved the survival rate of babies born at less than seven months, they are still at very high risk for mental developmental delays compared with full-term infants," said Jennifer Helderman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of...

2012-02-16 14:10:53

First study of its kind provides new insights for maintaining health during pregnancy Collaborative research from the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Liverpool has shown that pregnant women who own dogs are more physically active than those who don't. Researchers found that, through brisk walking, pregnant women who owned dogs were approximately 50% more likely to achieve the recommended 30 minutes activity per day. The study assessed over 11,000 pregnant...

2012-02-16 13:03:29

The study of more than 11,000 pregnant women, in partnership with Mars Petcare, showed that those who owned dogs were approximately 50% more likely to achieve the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day through high levels of brisk walking than those without dogs. Scientists suggest that as it is a low-risk exercise, walking a dog could form part of a broader strategy to improve the health of pregnant women. Previous studies have shown that maternal obesity and large weight gain during...


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