Navigation Links
Study links quality of mother-toddler relationship to teen obesity
Date:12/25/2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children during their toddler years. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child's emotional security and the mother's sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese at age 15 years, according to the analysis.

Among those toddlers who had the lowest-quality emotional relationships with their mothers, more than a quarter were obese as teens, compared to 13 percent of adolescents who had closer bonds with their mothers in their younger years.

The findings mirror previous research by these scientists that showed toddlers who did not have a secure emotional relationship with their parents were at increased risk for obesity by age 4 . This body of work suggests the areas of the brain that control emotions and stress responses, as well as appetite and energy balance, could be working together to influence the likelihood that a child will be obese.

Rather than blaming parents for childhood obesity, the researchers say these findings suggest that obesity prevention efforts should consider strategies to improve the mother-child bond and not focus exclusively on eating and exercise.

"It is possible that childhood obesity could be influenced by interventions that try to improve the emotional bonds between mothers and children rather than focusing only on children's food intake and activity," said Sarah Anderson, assistant professor of epidemiology at Ohio State University and lead author of the study.

"The sensitivity a mother displays in interacting with her child may be influenced by factors she can't necessarily control. Societally, we need to think about how we can support better-quality maternal-
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Anderson
sanderson@cph.osu.edu
614-688-3600
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Study Shows How Busy Reindeer Keep Their Cool
2. Many VA Patients Would Share Personal Health Records, Study Finds
3. Hay Fever Symptoms Worse in Spring Than Summer: Study
4. Wayne State receives DOD grant; study may give insight to slow or halt breast cancer
5. Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds
6. Fears of Divorce May Be Keeping Many Young Couples From Marriage: Study
7. Journal Retracts Faulty Chronic Fatigue Study
8. Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study
9. HIV study named 2011 breakthrough of the year by Science
10. Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimers, Study Suggests
11. Heart disease study highlights Scottish ethnic groups most at risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, ... example, is a hard material that caps the ends ... Davis biomedical engineers, exploring ways to toughen up engineered ... report new developments this week in the journal ... "The problem with engineered tissue is that the mechanical ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... group at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies ... (CRTD) demonstrated for the first time the in vitro ... dimensions from mouse embryonic stem cells. Correct spatial organization ... dorsal/ventral axis was observed., This study has been published ... Reports " on 30.10.2014 ., For many years Elly ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Timothy, InstaKNOT’s 4-year-old CEO, plans ... that you are never too young to give back ... and Carl at the 2013 Santa Arriving By Helicopter ... Chamber of Commerce. Tracey gave Timothy a special tour ... his real fireman’s hat, and extending an offer to ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... longer mutually exclusive concepts in the medical-grade skin ... on the development of uniquely potent topical dermatological ... Health System ( http://www.RefinitySkinScience.com ) with patented COSMEDERM®-7 ... available glycolic acid concentrations (50% and 70%) and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits ... to help people save money through its innovative discount ... prescription drugs in the new health care system, the ... bridge the relationship between consumers, businesses and the pharmacy ... people face today with medical costs is the rising ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Making lab-grown tissues stronger 2Health News:Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture 2Health News:4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support 2Health News:4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support 3Health News:4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support 4Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 3Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 4Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 2Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 3
... Insurance Coverage Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions WASHINGTON, March ... -- a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the ... to health care through public policy reform at ... Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Representative Joe Courtney ...
... Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute, the industry-leading ... patients. The Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute ... plastic and reconstructive surgery.In a faltering economy, many ... pricey beauty rituals to save money. Though this ...
... campaign goalFAIRFAX, Va., March 17 The newly formed ... million as part of its initial campaign goal and ... goal. This includes a recent pledge of $1 million ... high precision radiation therapy treatments for cancer and other ...
... Story" is a riveting 60-second spot depicting a biomedical ... March 17 The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) ... Story." The 60-second spot introduces viewers to a ... cancer research, and is now herself battling this disease ...
... likely to be infected, study finds , , TUESDAY, March 17 ... help decrease the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals, researchers suggest. ... to air from patient rooms in a hospital in Lima, ... The study found that 35 percent of guinea pigs exposed ...
... April 19 SALT LAKE CITY, March 17 Within ... for trained IT professionals who understand healthcare. Western ... established to address workforce needs by offering relevant, accessible ... meet that need by offering a B.S. in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Patient Advocate Foundation Hails Senator Rockefeller, Representative Courtney for Introducing Preexisting Conditions Bill, Ensuring Patient Access to Health Coverage 2Health News:Renaissance Laser and Vein Clinic (laserandveinclinic.com) Provides Clients with Affordable Varicose Vein Removal Treatment 2Health News:Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) Campaign Raises $7 Million 2Health News:Foundation for Biomedical Research Releases Groundbreaking PSA 2Health News:Western Governors University Addresses Rising Demand for Healthcare IT Professionals with B.S. in Health Informatics 2Health News:Western Governors University Addresses Rising Demand for Healthcare IT Professionals with B.S. in Health Informatics 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014   NxStage® Kidney Care, Inc ., ... ), is proud to host the grand opening ceremony of ... 1600 W. 16 th Street on November 20, 2014 ... highly trained medical staff who are committed to providing patients ... life benefits made possible through more flexible dialysis treatment options.   ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014  Electronic health records uptake ... result of government initiatives and the considerable resources ... have invested over the past five years. Electronic ... IT, and U.S. clinicians use them on a ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155278LOGO Frost & Sullivan,s ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014  Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ... for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on ... financial markets. Howard Robin , president and chief ... the results beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 ... release and a live audio-only Webcast of the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Grand Opening of NxStage Kidney Care Oak Brook IL Center 2Grand Opening of NxStage Kidney Care Oak Brook IL Center 3Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 2Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 3Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 4Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2
... WESTON, Fla., Oct. 8 American Scientific Resources Inc. (PINK ... for the periods ending December 31, 2007 and December 31, ... www.Pinksheets.com . ... , is a leading provider of innovative next-generation, health, medical, ...
... , ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8 The Health Industry ... campaign focused on educating key audiences about the value ... of patient procedures are supported by medical products delivered ... role distributors play in supporting healthcare and making it ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Scientific Resources Inc. Discloses Audited Financials for 2007 and 2008 2
... procedures are now greatly improved with Volk's ... new lens promotes precise and focused laser ... optimized for enhanced viewing and laser treatment ... design comes standard with LaserWindow for optimal ...
... Super Macula® 2.2 offers extremely high resolution ... while achieving an exceptionally wide 78° field ... choice for critical evaluation of the optic ... detailed views of the macula and disc. ...
... Volk Area Centralis® is excellent for ... and changes from macular degeneration, retinal ... diabetic retinopathy and other retinal conditions. ... treatment of these conditions providing excellent ...
... The original 130° QuadrAspheric lens has ... 1989 as the preferred wide field fundus ... provides a definite advantage over competitive wide ... displacement, and ease of use. This lens ...
Medicine Products: