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Monday, September 29, 2008

MATERNAL OBESITY

52% less obesity in boys whose mothers lost substantial weight prior to pregnancy

The prevalence of obesity was 52 percent less common in boys whose mothers had weight loss surgery prior to getting pregnant and lost a substantial amount of weight, reducing their average BMI from 48 to 31, according to a recent study.

There was no difference in the prevalence of obesity among girls.

"The results demonstrate the importance of potentially modifiable epigenetic factors in the cause of obesity," the authors of the study concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
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MOTHER’S WEIGHT GAIN

Large-birth-weight 1.9 times more common if mother gained 17 lbs in previous 2 years

Children who were born to mothers who had increased their BMI by 3 units or more -- a weight gain of 17 pounds or more for a woman of average height -- were 1.87 more likely to large-birth-weight compared to their older siblings who were born before the mother gained this weight according to a large Swedish study.

“Our results provide robust epidemiological evidence for advocating weight loss in overweight and obese women who are planning to become pregnant and, to prevent weight gain before pregnancy in women with healthy BMIs,” the authors of the study concluded.

This is another example of epigenetic factors where what a mother does influences her offspring.
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MOTHER’S WEIGHT GAIN

Pre-eclampsia 1.8 times more common if mother gained 17 lbs in previous 2 years

Mothers who had increased their BMI by 3 units or more during the previous two years -- a weight gain of 17 pounds or more for a woman of average height -- between their fist and second pregnancy were 1.8 times more likely to have pre-eclampsia (hypertension and other damaging effects) during pregnancy according to a large Swedish study.

"Our results provide robust epidemiological evidence for advocating weight loss in overweight and obese women who are planning to become pregnant and, to prevent weight gain before pregnancy in women with healthy BMIs," the authors of the study concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
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MOTHER’S WEIGHT GAIN

Gestational hypertension 1.8 times more common if mother gained 17 lbs in previous 2 years

Mothers who had increased their BMI by 3 units or more during the previous two years -- a weight gain of 17 pounds or more for a woman of average height -- between their fist and second pregnancy were 1.8 times more likely to have gestational hypertension (hypertension during pregnancy) according to a large Swedish study.

"Our results provide robust epidemiological evidence for advocating weight loss in overweight and obese women who are planning to become pregnant and, to prevent weight gain before pregnancy in women with healthy BMIs," the authors of the study concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 12:51 pm | [0] comments

MOTHER’S WEIGHT GAIN

Gestational diabetes 2.1 times more common if mother gained 17 lbs in previous 2 years

Mothers who had increased their BMI by 3 units or more during the previous two years -- a weight gain of 17 pounds or more for a woman of average height -- between their fist and second pregnancy were 2.1 times more likely to have gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) according to a large Swedish study.

"Our results provide robust epidemiological evidence for advocating weight loss in overweight and obese women who are planning to become pregnant and, to prevent weight gain before pregnancy in women with healthy BMIs," the authors of the study concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 12:46 pm | [0] comments

MOTHER’S WEIGHT GAIN

Stillbirth 1.6 times more common if mother gained 17 lbs in previous 2 years

Mothers who had increased their BMI by 3 units or more during the previous two years -- a weight gain of 17 pounds or more for a woman of average height -- between their fist and second pregnancy were 1.63 times more likely to have a stillbirth according to a large Swedish study.

"Our results provide robust epidemiological evidence for advocating weight loss in overweight and obese women who are planning to become pregnant and, to prevent weight gain before pregnancy in women with healthy BMIs," the authors of the study concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
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MOTHER’S WEIGHT GAIN

Caesarean delivery 1.3 times more common if mother gained 17 lbs in previous 2 years

Mothers who had increased their BMI by 3 units or more during the previous two years -- a weight gain of 17 pounds or more for a woman of average height -- between their fist and second pregnancy were 1.3 times more likely to have a caesarean delivery according to a large Swedish study.

"Our results provide robust epidemiological evidence for advocating weight loss in overweight and obese women who are planning to become pregnant and, to prevent weight gain before pregnancy in women with healthy BMIs," the authors of the study concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
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