Navigation Links
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link
Date:3/10/2011

THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with a low birth weight due to their mother's poor nutrition during pregnancy may be "programmed" to eat more, research in animals suggests.

The finding may help explain the connection between low birth weight and obesity later in life, and also highlights the importance of good nutrition for pregnant women, according to researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed).

Their work with laboratory animals found that newborns with low birth weight had fewer neurons in the area of the brain that controls food intake than those with a normal birth weight.

The researchers noted that previous studies have shown that babies that have a low birth weight and then experience an accelerated "catch-up" growth are at increased risk for health problems later in life, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.

The study is published in the March 10 issue of the journal Brain Research.

"This study demonstrates the importance of maternal nutrition and health in reducing obesity," co-author Dr. Mina Desai said in an LA BioMed news release. "Obesity and its related diseases are the leading cause of death in our society, yet we have few effective strategies for prevention or treatment. These studies suggest maternal nutrition could play a critical role in preventing obesity and related disease."

In the United States, more than 60 percent of adults are overweight and more than 20 percent are obese, and about 17 percent of children and teens aged 2 to 19 are obese, according to background information in the news release.

More information

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers advice about nutrition during pregnancy.


Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New clues found linking larger animals to colder climates
2. Ghrelin mitigates liver fibrosis in animal models; regulates human fibrosis
3. ATTENTION: Pawty Animals Needed in Nashville, Tennessee
4. Second Dose of Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Proves Safe in Animal Studies
5. Promega - TOP srl Agreement Enables Live Animal Imaging for Cancer Studies
6. Delray Beach and Boca Raton Veterinarian Launches New Web Sites for Atlantic Animal Hospital
7. Gunther von Hagens BODY WORLDS of Animals Opening March 19 at the Neunkirchen Zoo
8. Scout's House™ Announces Nation's First Animal Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Consultation Service for Veterinarians
9. 'Animals' Keep Germs Away From Kids' Toothbrushes
10. Science Reveals Secrets of Animals Spots, Stripes
11. The effect of dietary supplements, acids and animal protein on gastrointestinal disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link
(Date:8/30/2014)... According to the latest review on DailyGossip.org, this is ... skin health. It seems that the method is so popular ... 138,000 patients from all over the world. , The ... method will not only eliminate acne forever, but will also ... this program unique among other methods of curing candida is ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Capital Region, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... the largest and fastest growing union in New York ... bringing good, middle-class healthcare jobs and the best quality ... regions. , In recent years, thousands of healthcare ... for themselves and their families by becoming members of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... UWDress.com, a distinguished wedding dress supplier, has gained ... of fashionable outfits. Recently, the company has unveiled its beautiful ... autumn special offer, all these brand new products are provided ... “We are excited to unveil the new and trendy bridesmaid ... products are available at low prices now. The purpose of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... Rebecca Doherty upheld a decision that requires Takeda Pharmaceutical ... billion in punitive damages for claims that the drugmakers ... with the diabetes medication Actos. The case, Allen v. ... the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette).* ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... United Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the launch ... Theological Studies (MTS). , This degree, which ... who wish to pursue further academic study of religion (Ph.D.) ... Church and community. Previously, students needed to be on campus ... from any location where there is an internet connection. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Acne No More Review Reveals Unusual Tip to Eliminate Acne Permanently 2Health News:This Labor Day, 1199SEIU Continues Commitment to Growing Local Economies with Good, Middle-Class Healthcare Jobs 2Health News:This Labor Day, 1199SEIU Continues Commitment to Growing Local Economies with Good, Middle-Class Healthcare Jobs 3Health News:This Labor Day, 1199SEIU Continues Commitment to Growing Local Economies with Good, Middle-Class Healthcare Jobs 4Health News:UWDress.com’s Beautiful Collection Of “Flowy Bridesmaid Dresses” Released 2Health News:The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. Comments on Decision to Uphold $9 Billion Actos Award 2Health News:United Theological Seminary Announces First Fully Online Degree 2
... GUANGZHOU, China, July 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China ... or "the Company"),a leading distributor and developer ... (TCMs), nutritional and dietary supplements,medical devices, and ... China,(PRC), announced today that it obtained a ...
... 17 Fresh Harvest Products,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... its long standing commitment to providing consumers with ... new initiative to,build natural and organic brands and ... Harvest brands,through our network., "We believe that ...
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mindray,Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ... devices worldwide has announced today that it will,highlight ... well as,unveil three new units and reagents at ... conference. The conference will be attended,by Mr. Jie ...
... Calif., July 17 Cardica, Inc.,(Nasdaq: CRDC ... to the,position of vice president, operations. Mr. Bauer ... operations and manufacturing experience to,Cardica from large healthcare ... operations experience and his continuous drive to,improve quality ...
... 2, 2009 -, LAVAL, QC, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... the response that it submitted to the,U.S. Food and ... analysis of existing data as suggested by the Agency, ... action date assigned by the,FDA under the Prescription Drug ...
... Ceremonies for the 23rd Annual Great Sports,Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti ... ... NEW YORK, July 17 Sports luminaries and philanthropy,icons will be recognized ... September 22, at New York,s Waldorf=Astoria,Hotel. This year, Bob Costas has been ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:China Medicine Corporation Obtains Australian Patent for rADTZ 2Health News:China Medicine Corporation Obtains Australian Patent for rADTZ 3Health News:Fresh Harvest Products, Inc. Announces New Brand Initiative 2Health News:Mindray to Unveil Three New Products and Reagents at AACC Annual Meeting 2Health News:Mindray to Unveil Three New Products and Reagents at AACC Annual Meeting 3Health News:Cardica Names Frederick Bauer Vice President of Operations 2Health News:Cardica Names Frederick Bauer Vice President of Operations 3Health News:FDA accepts Labopharm's response for once-daily tramadol as complete Class 2 response 2Health News:Sports Luminaries Andre Agassi, Jerry Rice, Scottie Pippen, Helio Castrovenes, Richard 'Goose' Gossage Among Those Named 2008 'Great Sports Legends' 2Health News:Sports Luminaries Andre Agassi, Jerry Rice, Scottie Pippen, Helio Castrovenes, Richard 'Goose' Gossage Among Those Named 2008 'Great Sports Legends' 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... --  Vittamed Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical device company based ... T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, MPH, MBA, FACS, ... " Teo Forcht Dagi is an experienced ... venture capital," said Remis Bistras , President and CEO ... strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." Dr. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... that results in demyelination, axonal transection, and neurodegeneration. The ... by the immune system, which targets neurons within the ... disease in which the damage of the myelin sheath ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Pixcelldata, the innovative Irish developer of ... major new deal with Dutch based eX-Path, global providers ... Marius Nap . The announcement was ... Pathology which is taking placing between August 30th and ... where Pixcelldata will demonstrate its innovative solution. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 3Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: