Friday, March 26, 2010
Obesity Prevention should Start as Early as Pre-Pregnancy
Among the findings are these:
- Chubby babies are likely to have future obesity problems;
- Smoking pregnant women may result in babies obesity.
- Babies who sleep less than 12 hours are at increased risk for obesity later. If they don’t sleep enough and also watch two hours or more of TV a day, they are at even greater risk.
Some early interventions are already widely practiced. Doctors recommend that overweight women lose weight before pregnancy rather than after, to cut the risk of obesity and diabetes in their children; breast-feeding is also recommended to lower the obesity risk.
Source: from nytimes.com