Childhood obesity: can prevent from pregnancy
Currently one in three American children are obese or overweight. Although these are data from a particular country is a reality that childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common in every part of the globe.
This like many other situations could be avoided with a little information because few people who know that obesity can be prevented. In fact it is much easier to prevent than to treat.
The risk of becoming obese child begins even before birth, setting some parameters that will be repeated during childhood and are likely to be overweight.
Nearly half of American women who are experiencing pregnancy overweight or obese, it increases the chances that your baby is born or too small or too large, which influences the development of child obesity.
Moreover, the amount of weight gain mother during pregnancy influences the weight that the child will later.
According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania, the chances of being overweight at age 7 years were 48% higher in those children of mothers who had gained more kilos than recommended during pregnancy.
That is, the mother’s weight before and during pregnancy has a direct influence on the weight of the child will have during her lifetime.
A good tip is able to seize the early years of the baby and be aware of how much weight the child gains year to year and see if it matches the weight of your child with the figures recommended. This is a way to prevent the child later be an obese adult.
During the first years of life and during pregnancy, children and mothers visit the doctor with great regularity, so this is an excellent opportunity to study and monitor the weight of your child.