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Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) found that the risk of wheezing during a baby’s first 14 months of life is four times greater if their mothers were obesity compared to children of mothers with normal weight. The study, which was published in the Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analyzed data of more than 1,107 mother and child pairs from the INMA project, a Spanish study on infancy and environment. The results showed an association between maternal obesity and wheezing regardless of the child’s weight and other factors such as the mother’s age, education, and health habits. […]

Continue reading Maternal Obesity Increases Risk of Childhood Asthma

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A new study shows that babies born to mothers who are obese or overweight already have thickened aorta, the main artery that comes from the heart.  Moreover, this thickening of the artery is independent of birth weight.  This arterial thickening is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke later in life.  The study was published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood. Researchers studied twenty-three women who are 16 weeks pregnant.  The average age of women was 35 with BMI (body mass index) ranging from 17 to 42 kg/m2.  A BMI of […]

Continue reading Newborns of Overweight Moms at Risk for Heart Disease

Posted in: Babies' Health, Disease Prevention, Heart Disease, News Briefs, Obesity, Pregnancy, Women's Health

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