Overweight begins in the womb

Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The tendency to overweight is formed before birth,
scientists found from the clinic Charite in Berlin. Study,
published in the online magazine PLOS ONE, shows that the chances
children weighing more than 4000 grams at birth have
overweight at a later age doubles.

The results of the study show that the lifestyle of the mother
It has a significant impact on the future development of the child, including
among others, his tendency to be overweight, and
all his life. Professor of the Department of Obstetrics Andreas Plugemann
stresses: “Even more than before, during pregnancy
turns out to be a key factor in child health throughout
his life. “

Overweight, overeating, sedentary lifestyle and how
consequence, metabolic disorders during pregnancy can
lead to a lot of weight at birth. In order to explore
the relationship between human weight at birth and the risk of being overweight in
later in life, the research team rated data 66
research conducted for this purpose. Data in total
More than 640,000 people under the age of 75 from 26 countries and 5
continents.

The increase in overweight and obesity currently observed
among the general population, is one of the largest
health problems. World statistics is as follows: more
half of the adult population and 15% of children and young people have
overweight. As a result – a large number of problems in
areas of health care. For example, overweight
is one of the main factors determining the risk of development
diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer, diseases
musculoskeletal, as well as mental problems.

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