Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Family Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems. ByNicholas Bakalar Sept. 18, 2018 Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy may be bad for your child’s heart health. Researchers studied 905 mother-child pairs, dividing the mothers into groups that either matched or exceeded the recommended weight gain — 25 to 35 pounds for women with a body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9; 28 to 40 pounds for those with a B.M.I. under 18.5; and 15 to 25 pounds for a woman with a B.M.I. above 25. They then assessed their children’s heart health at age 7. The study is in Diabetologia. After controlling for pre-pregnancy weight and many other risk factors, they found that compared with mothers who gained … [Read more...] about Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health
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0 Have your say Midwives are being forced to rely on American guidelines when informing women about the amount of weight they should gain in pregnancy, it has emerged. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said that midwives had to “use their own initiative and refer to American guidance”.READ MORE: Plea for funds to research drinking levels in pregnancyThe comments come after a new study, published in the journal Diabetologia found that women who put on excessive weight during pregnancy are more likely to have children who are overweight, suffer high blood pressure and insulin resistance - a precursor to type 2 diabetes.Earlier this year the College called for UK guidelines on what constitutes a safe weight gain in pregnancy.The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence is in the process of updating 2010 guidelines.As part of the update, officials are considering whether evidence supports the use of America’s Institutes of Medicine’s … [Read more...] about Midwives ‘using American guidelines’ to advise on weight gain during pregnancy
Story highlights Artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain long-term Studies linking artificial sweeteners to cancer have been refuted (CNN)Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? The answer may be yes, according to a new study. "Artificial sweeteners are not risk-free," said Brian Hoffmann, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, and a lead author of the study. "They are a very controversial topic when it comes to health and nutrition ... but they're so prevalent in society that I think we owe it to ourselves to try and figure out what's actually going on." Hoffmann presented his new research Sunday at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego. Relying on rats and human cell cultures, his team identified a number of pathways linking artificial sweeteners with … [Read more...] about Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?
Abstract BackgroundPrevious research has examined the role of early-life risk factors on childhood weight gain.The extent to which these factors drive socioeconomic differences in weight is unclear. We aimed to quantify the influence of early-life risk factors on the development of socioeconomic inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI) z-score at 10–11 years.MethodsOverall, 2186 children from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children were examined. Socioeconomic position (SEP) was measured as a continuous composite of parent’s education, occupation and income. The Product of Coefficients mediation method was used to quantify the contribution of maternal smoking during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, prematurity, caesarean section, birthweight, not being breastfed, early introduction of solid food, maternal BMI and paternal BMI to the relationship between SEP and BMI z-score.ResultsEach increasing decile of SEP (higher SEP) was associated with a 0.05 unit … [Read more...] about Influence of early-life risk factors on socioeconomic inequalities in weight gain
(Natural News) Of all the discomforts that can accompany menopause – including insomnia, mood changes and hot flashes – the most frustrating of all may be unintended weight gain. The fact is: the lifestyle choices women successfully used to maintain healthy weight in their 20s and 30s may begin to fail in menopause.According to nationally recognized metabolism expert, Dr. Jade Teta, natural solutions do exist – and they involve a complete change in attitude toward diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits.Don’t let menopause get you down or control your life. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and integrative physician Dr. Jade Teta discuss the in-depth science behind menopausal changes – and offer practical tools to change your body and optimize your health. If you are struggling with menopausal distress and weight gain, you won’t want to miss this (vitally important) show.To hear this FREE show – visit … [Read more...] about Menopause remedies designed to balance your hormones and help you lose weight naturally