Navigation Links
Overweight and smoking during pregnancy boost risk of overweight kids
Date:10/29/2012

[Systematic review and meta-analyses of risk factors for childhood overweight identifiable during infancy Online First doi 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302263]

Mums who carry too much weight and/or who smoke during pregnancy increase the risk of having overweight kids, indicates a systematic analysis of the available evidence published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

A high birth weight and rapid weight gain during the first year of life also increase the risk, indicates the study.

The authors base their findings on a comprehensive review of the available evidence, housed in reputable research databases, such as MedLine and PubMed, and published between 1990 and 2011.

They included only those studies which tracked children's health from birth until at least the age of two years, and which looked at potential risk factors before birth and up to the age of 12 months.

In all, 30 studies, involving more than 200,000 participants, were included in the analysis.

The results indicated several significant and independent factors that increased the risks of childhood overweight.

These were a mum who was overweight during the pregnancy; high birth-weight of the child; early rapid weight gain during the first year of life; and a mum who smoked during her pregnancy.

Smoking during pregnancy alone boosted the risk by 47.5%. But this may be because smoking is a good indicator of other social and lifestyle characteristics, say the authors.

Breastfeeding and late weaning helped to stave off childhood overweight, to some extent, the analysis showed. Breastfeeding cut the risk by 15%.

The evidence was mixed for length of breastfeeding, household income and marital status at the time of the child's birth, and how many other pregnancies the mother had had.

And no link was found between the mother's age, educational attainment, ethnicity or depressive symptoms and being overweight during childhood, while the evidence for type of delivery, weight gain during pregnancy, weight loss after pregnancy and whether the child was a "fussy" eater was inconclusive.

While there seem to be clear factors that increase the risk of childhood overweight, further research will be needed to explore the feasibility of using these in clinical practice to help healthcare professionals pick up infants at risk early on, conclude the authors.


'/>"/>
Contact: Stephanie Burns
sburns@bmjgroup.com
44-020-738-36920
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively
2. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
3. In Moms Eyes, Overweight Toddler May Not Be
4. Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
5. Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says
6. Docs Arent Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study
7. Antibiotic Use in Infants Tied to Overweight Later: Study
8. Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer
9. Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers
10. Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers
11. Only children are significantly more likely to be overweight
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... A local ... that more than 40 percent of participating fifth-grade students already have or are ... and Asthma Clinical Research in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Benjamin ... in non-surgical hair loss treatment. Dr. Stong is double board certified and the ... for the treatment of hair loss. Non-surgical therapies such as stem cells can ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... The 2016 Nike ... Derek Pittman, along with his university coaching staff. Together they bring their winning Vandals ... sessions run for youth players ages 5-13, and high school players. Session dates are ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... When stiff and achy ... alleviate the pain that’s a common osteoarthritis (OA) symptom. Yet, numerous clinical studies ... with arthritis. , “Physical therapy exercises are commonly prescribed to individuals with ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... The Lung Institute will celebrate its three-year ... seminar at most clinic locations throughout the month of May. To date, the Lung Institute ... rapid growth that we’ve seen is a testament to the success of this treatment and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 Yissum Research Development ... today that it had signed an exclusive world-wide licensing ... of novel protein degradation and immunomodulatory drugs for cancer ... drug candidates representing first-in-class therapy for hematologic and solid ... The novel technology was developed by ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Acute Myeloid Leukemia ...  report to their offering.       ... Acute Myeloid Leukemia Market and Competitive Landscape ... Myeloid Leukemia pipeline products, Acute Myeloid Leukemia ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Market Outlook 2020" report to their offering. ... technology has improved significantly in past years due to ... coming years. Many cancer drugs have been developed by ... also expected to be developed with its help. They ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: