High-fat and high-sugar diets are thought to play a role in the rise of
obesity, but researchers believe the next generation will be predisposed
to obesity and certain diseases due to molecular mechanisms that take
place in the uterus during gestation.
Some people contend that a lot of the disease and conditions that people
think of as hereditary actually have nothing to do with your genes, and
everything to do with how you were carried and raised.
Women who are overweight and obese during pregnancy are more apt to
need advanced medical care, according to a research study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
and poor health are contributing to male fertility problems, being fit
should improve overall health, increase life span and improve fertility.
However, can a man be too fit and thus negate the positive impact of
fitness on fertility?
Holistic fertility may sound like a fancy term, but for most men it
means nothing more than taking a close look at your personal health and
making changes to improve it.
The number of children suffering from asthma has steadily increased
in recent years. At an almost parallel rate, obesity has also increased.
Researchers at Penn State’s College of Medicine have found a breakdown between physician and pregnant woman. According to researchers at the college, physicians rarely give overweight or obese women accurate advice about proper weight gain during pregnancy.
The holiday season is a time of family, friends and revelry. It’s
also a time many couples think about having a baby. After all, the
most-celebrated holiday during the season features the tale of a wee one
born in a manger long ago.
If you're obese during your pregnancy, you're probably well aware of all the potential and added complications. During your baby's development, there are risks associated with the size and growth rate of the fetus at every stage.
According to researchers from the Department of Nutrition at the Gilling School of Global Public Health, obese women simply don't attempt to start breastfeeding as often as normal weight women - but why?
Obesity has a significant negative effect on ART outcomes. Patients with BMI > 30 kg/m(2) have up to 68% lower odds of having a live birth following their first ART cycle compared with women with BMI < 30.
Protective coatings used on the outside of furniture and clothing could increase risk of obesity if the fetus is exposed in utero. Researchers from Rollins School of Public Health (Emory University) have linked the chemical to increased infant weight
For many women, after nine long months of waiting, their due date comes and goes with no sign of baby. A few days beyond the due date is not a big deal, but if more than two weeks go by, your health care provider might suggest you induce labor.
A large for gestational age infant is born weighing more than 90% of all
other infants born at the same gestational age. For instance, if an
infant is born at 37 weeks weighing in excess of 10 pounds, that infant
is termed large for gestational age.
While we know
there is a connection between maternal obesity and fetal/child health and we know there are health risks
associated with being obese during pregnancy, this study proves there
are even more dimensions to the problem.
Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational.
Researchers from Columbia University have linked an environmental
pollutant to obesity when the mother is exposed to the pollutant during
pregnancy. The environmental pollutant to blame for the increased risk
of obesity is polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
The womb is the safest environment on earth. The fetus is warm, safe and
well-fed during pregnancy, but according to a new clinical study, the
womb of an obese woman is not as healthy as that of a woman of normal
Testosterone levels are highest, in both men and woman, at night during
REM sleep. So what happens if a men (or woman) has trouble sleeping and
doesn’t spend enough time in REM?
Taking care of the body you’re in today and taking a proactive approach to health care is the ideal way to stay healthy at any age.
Being overweight during pregnancy significantly increases pregnancy
complication risk. Smoking during pregnancy also increases pregnancy
When it comes to diabetes prevention, fiber is a key ingredient in
keeping blood sugars within a healthy range. There are two types of
fiber, insoluble and soluble, which should both be included in healthy
diet to reach the daily intake goal.
Exercise is a great way to stay healthy during pregnancy, but it may not
help overweight women prevent gaining more than they should.
On its own, diabetes is already a chronic disease.
For some women, the thought of pregnancy weight gain may be difficult enough that they attempt to diet in pregnancy. It is unsafe to diet in pregnancy, though weight loss is not dangerous in some cases, as was once thought.
Many women have questions about weight gain like, “How much should I gain?” and “Can I lose weight?” These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below.
According to a study published in Lancet on August 5, infants born to women who gain too much weight during pregnancy are more likely to become overweight children and adults later in life.
As the uterus grows, internal organs are moved around the internal abdominal space and skin stretches to accept the growth. Stretching skin and moving organs are not pleasant all the time, but the woman can rest assured everything will move back into its normal space after the baby is born.
Average pregnancy weight gain is between 25 and 35 pounds, however that number depends upon several factors such as the baby's weight and the number of babies in utero.
Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal
changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby