Navigation Links
Mother's BMI linked to fatter babies
Date:8/19/2011

Babies of mothers with a higher pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) are fatter and have more fat in their liver, a study published in September's issue of the journal Pediatric Research has found. The researchers from Imperial College London say that the effect of a mother's BMI on her child's development in the womb might put them on a trajectory towards lifelong metabolic health problems.

The research team used magnetic resonance scanning to assess 105 babies born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The babies were scanned while they were asleep to measure the amount of fat in their liver cells, the total amount of fat in their bodies and its distribution. They found that liver cell fat in the babies and total fat, particularly around the abdomen, increased across the entire range of BMI in their mothers.

Children of overweight and obese mothers are already known to have a higher risk of being overweight and obese themselves, and of experiencing associated metabolic health problems such as type-2 diabetes. The authors of this new study suggest that the changes they found in babies' bodies might be signs of the first biological changes which, combined with an unhealthy lifestyle, might put babies of overweight mothers on a path to ill health in later life.

Professor Neena Modi, from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London and a Consultant Neonatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, who led the study, said: "This study demonstrates that a woman's BMI, even in the normal range, affects the amount of fat in her baby at birth. Fatter women have fatter babies and there is more fat in the babies livers. If these effects persist through childhood and beyond, they could put the child at risk of lifelong metabolic health problems.

"There is growing evidence that a baby's development before birth has a major impact on their health in later life. This means that the prevention of obesity needs to begin in
'/>"/>

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-2198
Imperial College London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Children of depressed mothers have a different brain
2. New mothers can learn a lot from watching their babies
3. Parenting stress affects new mothers’ postpartum lifestyle
4. Preterm mothers milk contains less antioxidants than mothers completing their gestation
5. Mothers diets have biggest influence on children eating healthy
6. New report suggests why risk for sudden infant death syndrome is greater in babies of mothers who smoke
7. Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study
8. Discus fish parent young like mammalian mothers
9. Black mothers cite lack of desire as top reasons for not breastfeeding
10. About 94 percent of breastfeeding mothers do not follow a proper diet
11. Giving DHA supplements to breastfeeding mothers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... 04, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Digital ... Service), Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Mobile ... Service, Vertical and Region - Global Forecast ... By Component (Hardware, Software, and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Den 10. internationale konference om Genomik (ICG-10, ... 25. oktober i Shenzhen , Kina. ... år. Siden starten i 2006 er ICB blevet en ... er en af de mest dynamiske, entusiastiske og sjove ... gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ,omik,-forskning, som yderligere vil ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , Chine, 31 juillet 2015 La ... www.icg-10.org ) sera organisée par le BGI du ... Shenzhen en Chine. La ... son inauguration en 2006, l,ICG est devenue l,une ... le domaine des « omiques » et c,est aussi la ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 3
... The December 2009 issue of the Journal ... Christopher Ahern (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and ... other K+ channels using in vivo nonsense suppression technology. ... www.jgp.org ). According to Riccardo Olcese (UCLA) in ...
... of New Hampshire assistant professors have received prestigious ... (CAREER) grants. Vaughn Cooper of the department of ... to better understand beneficial mutations in bacteria by ... White of the mechanical engineering department received $400,000 ...
... general rule among mammals that larger males sire more ... Coltman has found a genetic quirk that might make ... Big, heavy males mountain goats shove lightweight Romeos ... males pass their physical attributes and mating success to ...
Cached Biology News:2 UNH faculty receive $1.4M in CAREER grants from NSF 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... The Kansas City Animal Health ... animal health companies to hear from animal health companies with the newest technology. ... licensing agreements or distribution contracts. This meeting is one of the only ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTC Market: PTGEF, ... Company Limited (Biohaven), announced today that dosing has ... a glutamate modulating agent. Biohaven filed an investigational ... clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... 54% equity interest in Biohaven, a private company. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" ... six-month periods ended June 30, 2015. Biorem,s complete second quarter financial ... FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS: in ,000,s except earnings per shareThree-months ended , ... 2014 , 2015 , 2014 Revenue , ... , 4,433 Gross profit , 1,656 , ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the 5,000 ... in growth for the three years through 2014. Being named to the Inc. 5000 ... in the country. , “We are thrilled to make the Inc. 5000 list ...
Breaking Biology Technology:VetStem Biopharma, Inc. Among Seventeen Companies Selected to Present at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum on September 1st 2015 2VetStem Biopharma, Inc. Among Seventeen Companies Selected to Present at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum on September 1st 2015 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 4BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 2BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 3iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 3
... Fibrillation, EP Mapping and ... PCI and Additional Complex Procedures, ST. LOUIS, ... announced today that more than 10,000 procedures have ... utilizes,advanced, magnet-guided navigational technology intended to help,electrophysiologists and ...
... is showcasing its,motion management systems at this year,s ... 8-13, 2007, at the Palau de,Congresos de Catalunya ... motion management and patient positioning at the,Elekta booth ... "Holding still for 10 minutes? Bet you ...
... SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,(Nasdaq: SGXP ) today provided ... Novartis focused on the development and commercialization of,BCR-ABL ... and drug resistant,Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Under ... number of,potential drug candidates, with the anticipated timeline ...
Cached Biology Technology:Stereotaxis' Niobe System Used to Perform More Than 10,000 Procedures Worldwide 2Stereotaxis' Niobe System Used to Perform More Than 10,000 Procedures Worldwide 3Elekta Brings Intelligent Ways to Manage Motion During Cancer Treatment to ESTRO 2SGX Provides Update on BCR-ABL Collaboration 2SGX Provides Update on BCR-ABL Collaboration 3
MOUSE ANTI RAT RT1Bu Immunogen: Rat thymocyte membrane glycoproteins...
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN CYTOCHROME P450 1A1/2 Immunogen: Purified human CYP1A2 expressed in E.Coli ...
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN APP (KP1 DOMAIN) Immunogen: Synthetic peptide composed of amino acids 292-312 from the KPI domain of human APP....
... Diagnostics Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 Antigenemia Immunofluorescence Assay ... of lower matrix protein pp65 of CMV ... Components: Erythrocyte Lysis ... containing 220 mL of buffered ammonium chloride. ...
Biology Products: