Navigation Links
Breast-Feeding May Reduce Childhood Obesity

Breast-feeding infants may reduce their risk of becoming obese children, even if the mother is obese or has diabetes//, according to a study led by a researcher at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.

The findings contradict an earlier, smaller study that found that children who had been breast-fed by mothers with diabetes had poor glucose tolerance, a precursor to diabetes, and excessive weight gain, said the University of South Carolina’s Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, the lead researcher on the study that involved scientists from Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“In contrast to the earlier study, we were able to include mothers in our study who didn’t have diabetes, as well as those who did, and our sample size was significantly larger,” Mayer-Davis said.

“The study comes at a time when the nation is struggling with an epidemic of children and adults being overweight and obese,” she said. “Obesity is one of the leading risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and this study underscores the importance of breast-feeding to reduce the risk for childhood obesity.”

The study was conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health and included more than 15,000 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. The researchers found that those who were breast-fed during the first year of life were less likely to become obese as they got older, regardless of whether their mothers were overweight or had diabetes.

The researchers believe there are several reasons why breast-fed babies may be less likely to become overweight. Nursing mothers may be more likely to respond to the baby’s natural cries for food, rather than having them on a schedule. Breast-fed babies also may be more likely to stop eating when they are full, in contrast to bottle-fed babies, who are given a specific amount of formula and encouraged to finish whatever is in the bottle. And the nutritional composit ion of breast milk is different than formula and actually changes while the infant is nursing. The infant’s biological response to breast milk may impact later risk for gaining excess weight, Mayer-Davis said.

“Breast-feeding can get children on a healthy track in life, particularly when the family emphasizes continued good nutrition and regular physical activity as part of their lifestyle,” she said.

Mayer-Davis said the study points to the importance of encouraging breast-feeding, especially in families with a family history of obesity, diabetes and other related health factors, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

“By encouraging breast-feeding, this means encouragement by physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers,” she said. “But it also is extremely important to have support among family members, friends and employers who can make accommodations for women who need to take time to use their breast pumps.”

Sourc-Newswise
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Breast-Feeding In Public – Will The Society Accept It
2. Reduced POD linked to fatal asthma attacks
3. Reduced fertility in men who mountain bike
4. Reduce watching TV to prevent Obesity and Diabetes
5. Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying
6. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
7. Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health
8. Gynecological Surgeries Reduce Cancer Risk
9. Drug Reduces Risk of Clogged Arteries, Veins
10. Adding Fish to Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimers
11. Sunshine Reduces MS Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2016)... Hicksville, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 , ... Sabah Shah MD, MBA has ... surgery. The Retina Group of New York was founded by James M. Maisel, MD and ... years. , Dr. Shah has always followed a legacy of surpassing expectations amongst her peers. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards at The Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine ... Medicine European Congress (AMEC) brings together the industry’s leading scientific experts, speakers, ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 03, ... ... nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving ... patient services – hosted its first Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event in New ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... Penrose Senior Care Auditors® was ... Tuesday evening at the 26th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and ... Institute for Entrepreneurship. Dallas 100™, co-founded by the Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... , ... Responsible dental care hinges on regular brushing of the teeth. However, ... important necessity inspired an inventor from Las Vegas, Nev., to design the BRUSH PROPER. ... or avoid bad techniques of brushing the teeth in order to prevent cavities," he ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... Ill. , Dec. 5, 2016 For ... score on the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Foundation,s ... The CEI is a national benchmarking tool used to ... bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employee equality. For ... Survey to help companies gauge their equality efforts, culture ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016 Eisai Inc. ... at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy ... CIII, is indicated as an adjunctive therapy for the ... secondarily generalized seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC) ... age and older. Please see Important Safety Information for ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016  Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., ... a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing ... from its European MAESTRO post-market surveillance and clinical follow-up ... Symposium (SABCS) taking place from December 6-10, 2016 ... San Antonio, Texas . Seno ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: