Pollutants Could Be Increasing the Risk of Childhood Obesity

Pesticide chemical DDT may be linked to an increase in childhood obesity. According to Environmental Health Perspectives, infants displayed faster than normal weight gain ... read more »

Mom’s Weight May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease

A report given at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Science Exposition held by the American Society of Nephrology reveals that maternal weight and health conditions ... read more »

Weight Gain During Pregnancy Linked to Overweight Children

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. ... read more »

Doctors Link Pregnancy and Weight Gain to Obese Children

We all have friends who think pregnancy is the time of life when they can eat what they want, when they want. Recent research notes that excessive weight gain during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of obesity in children. ... read more »

Obese Women Less Likely to Develop Endometriosis

Medical research has associated obesity with a long list of potential health problems and diseases. Among them is high-risk of pregnancy and delivery complications. ... read more »

Pregnant Women At Greater Stroke Risk Than Non-Pregnant Women

According to researchers at the Loyola University Health System, women who are pregnant are at a significantly increased risk of stroke compared to women who are not pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy Related Stroke on the Rise

Stroke has debilitating effects and it can happen when one least expects it. But researchers are more alarmed by the increase of pregnancy-related stroke rate in the last 12 years.   ... read more »

Coexistence of Diabetes and Obesity in Pregnant Women

On its own, diabetes is already a chronic disease. But when it teams up with obesity, they form an even more frightening duo. Based on research published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, these conditions pose higher health risks and can lead to serious complications. ... read more »

Bariatric Surgery, IVF and Obesity Fertility

In some cases infertility is traced back to body weight. Being overweight or obese can increase difficulty conceiving, so weight loss may be suggested to patients with ongoing infertility who fall into the overweight or obese classification. ... read more »

One Stillborn Pregnancy May Lead to Another

If a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth, the woman is more likely to suffer another stillbirth in the future, according to new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ... read more »

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding Baby?

Breastfeeding has been part of motherhood since the beginning of time. Before there were formulas and baby bottles, there was breastmilk. Today, mothers have more options than ever when choosing how to feed baby, but breastfeeding is still the best choice. ... read more »

Introduction to Endometrial Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus, also called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer. ... read more »

Critical Period of Infant Development and Obesity

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill recently published a study in the journal Social Science & Medicine. The study aimed to find a possible link between early infant feeding practices and increased risk of childhood and adult obesity. ... read more »

Obese Dads Pass Poor Immunity to Children

Duke University is behind a new study published in the BMC Medicine journal. According to the study, paternal obesity may increase the risk of disease, including cancer, to offspring. ... read more »

PTSD Symptoms Increase Risk for Obesity in Women

Women who suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorde (PTSD) are at higher risk for becoming obese, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. This research was the first to show that the symptoms of PTSD can contribute to obesity. ... read more »

The Truth About Erectile Dysfunction

There are physical and psychological causes for erectile dysfunction (ED), though most cases are caused by physical conditions that restrict blood flow to the penis. ... read more »

Study Calls for Improved Fertility Testing of Obese Men

Improvements may be needed in assessing male infertility. Obese men may face fertility challenges not routinely measured at this time. ... read more »

Heavy Kids Are Sluggish Thinkers

Excess pounds in childhood threaten the child's health well into adulthood and advanced age. One study indicates that kids who are too heavy are more sluggish thinkers than their thinner peers. ... read more »

3 Natural Ways to Fight Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is something all men fight with from time to time. Things like diet, alcohol consumption and stress can cause occasional erectile dysfunction. ... read more »

Infant BMI Predicts Childhood Obesity

A recent study identifies ways to assess BMI during infancy, when interventions may be more effective. ... read more »

C-Section Births Linked to Childhood Obesity

There are more and more research studies coming out linking C-sectionswith negative side effects ' some lasting for decades after birth. Thisrecent study reveals a possible connection between C-section deliveryand childhood obesity. ... read more »

Maternal Adipose Level and Risk of Preeclampsia

Researchers from the Children's Health Hospital in Weifang, Chinarecently reviewed 29 studies with more than 1.9 million participants inhopes of finding a connection between maternal adipose level and risk of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Predicting Risk of Weight Problems in Childhood

Researchers from the School of Community Health at the University of Nottingham recently completed a study attempting to find a connection between weight predictors in infancy and prevalence of weight challenges in childhood. ... read more »

Polyunsaturated Fat Intake Affects Childhood Weight

According to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women who consume more polyunsaturated fats given birth to heavier infants. ... read more »

Obesity May Impair Fetal Nutrition and Health

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 weight. ... read more »

Preventing Long-Term Obesity Risk for Two Generations

Maternal diet and exercise patterns have a direct impact on gestational weight and long-term risk of obesity for mom and infant. Researchers gathered data from 19 studies pertaining to maternal diet. ... read more »

Obesity During Pregnancy Affects Children for Years

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. ... read more »

"Biggest Loser" Contestant Hopes to Conquer Infertility

Season 15 of The Biggest Loser premiered on NBC on Tuesday,October 15. One of this season's contestants, Marie Pearl, wants a babyso badly she's willing to take the grueling challenge on TV for all the world to see. ... read more »

Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Gestational Diabetes

Eating the right types of foods before becoming pregnant can decrease awoman's risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM) during pregnancy. ... read more »

Maternity Weight Influences Baby's Risk of Autism

A team of research psychiatrists at the University of Utah recently published the findings of a study comparing a woman's weight before and during pregnancy with the risk of her child being diagnosed in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ... read more »

PCOS Increases Risk of Complications During Pregnancy

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects up to 15-percent of the female population. Women with the condition tend to have irregular periods, fertility problems, weight gain and excessive facial hair growth. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Effects Based on Race and Ethnicity

Increasing numbers of children suffering from obesity is a grave concern regarding public health. Obesity numbers in younger populations is disproportionate based on race and ethnicity. ... read more »

Pollutants May be to Blame for Obesity

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. ... read more »

Wait For Pregnancy for 12 Months After Bariatric Surgery

The impact of weight loss surgery on pregnancy is a relatively new topic of research. According to a study published in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, women should wait at least 12 months after having surgery to minimize possible complications. ... read more »

WHO Claims Infertility Rates Remain Same for Two Decades

Despite a worldwide increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes, metabolic conditions that affect fertility, infertility rates appear to be holding steady after 20 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ... read more »

Effects of Adiposity-Related Inflammation on Pregnancy

A study was completed of 240 pregnant women was with body mass index (BMI) measurements ranging from less than 25 to more than 30 in an attempt to reveal the effects of adipose-related inflammation on pregnancy. ... read more »

Leptin Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment of Obese Women

Researchers from Queens Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital in the United Kingdom recently published a question in the journal Medical Hypotheses. The question posed related to leptin levels, obesity and pregnancy management. ... read more »

Abnormal TSH, Adiposity Rebound and Childhood Obesity

Researchers from the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Taiwan recently published a study on the impact of congenital hypothyroidism on risk of obesity. The study was published in the journal Pediatric Neonatology. ... read more »

Dad’s Folic Acid Consumption May Be Vital To Baby’s Health

Gentlemen, please eat your greens. And cereal, fruits, and veggies. Your children's lives may depend on it. ... read more »

Wheezing Risk Higher in Offspring of Obese Mothers

According to a new study published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, obesity prior to pregnancy increases the risk of offspring wheezing four-fold when children of obese mothers are compared to children of normal weight mothers. ... read more »

Fetus Predetermined to Suffer Obesity or Heart Disease

Researchers at the Warwick Medical School have revealed a connection between life in the womb and obesity after birth. Healthier eating habits and regular vitamin intake may help reduce the risk of obesity late in life, according to the study. ... read more »

Teen Obesity May Increase Risk of Early Pregnancy

High school is a time for social and physical development, but it can also be a time when teens take risks that could have long-term ramifications. According to researchers from Penn State, obesity rates may have a direct impact on early pregnancy rates. ... read more »

Cesarean on Maternal Request and Childhood Obesity Rates

A birth cohort study of more than 180,000 children in China shows a modest connection between non-medical C-sections and childhood obesity. The study was published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. ... read more »

Obesity, Overweight, Infertility, and Pregnancy

The current obesity epidemic isn’t just limited to the United States; many developed countries are showing similar trends as their diets and lifestyles become more like life in the US. ... read more »

Maternal Weight Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

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. ... read more »

Obesity in Men

Obesity is the largest world medical epidemic in the history of western society. More people are living overweight and obese today than ever before and there are a multitude of reasons to account for our up-sizing population. ... read more »

The Link Between Maternal Obesity and Asthma

The number of children suffering from asthma has steadily increased in recent years. At an almost parallel rate, obesity has also increased. ... read more »

Connection Between Obesity and C-section Delivery?

Researchers have concluded, based on a study in Archives of Disease in Childhood that c-section deliveries can cause an increased risk of childhood obesity. ... read more »

Follow-Up Care for Babies With Macrosomia

Patients who've given birth to an infant with macrosomia may think the medical concerns are over once discharged from the hospital, but that's not the case. Immediately after birth, the infant and mother are screened for diabetes. ... read more »

Exercise Alone Does Not Control Pregnancy Weight Gain

Most women are healthy enough during pregnancy to start a light exercise program or maintain an exercise program they followed before becoming pregnant, but researchers note that exercise is not enough to control excessive weight gain during pregnancy. ... read more »

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