Navigation Links
Kids Face a Slim Chance of Growing Obese, If Breastfed Longer Than Three Months

Breastfeeding always comes with a host of benefits. One more, which emphasizes the weight problems prevalent amongst present day kids, explains the importance of // breastfeeding in ensuring that children do not grow obese.

The study found that when children are breastfed longer than three months, the risk of getting obese reduces by almost 40%, especially if the child was born to an overweight mother also diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Researchers in Germany studied nearly 324 children who were born between the years 1995-2000, to women who had diabetes during their pregnancy. The study found that more than 37 percent of the children who were never breastfed had grown to be overweight by the age of 8. And among those who were breastfed for up to three months, 32.5 percent turned out to be overweight. Among the children who were breastfed longer than three months, only 22 percent became overweight.

The study revealed that the longer a woman breastfed, the less likely her child would become overweight or obese before the age of 8.

Dr. Ute Schaefer-Graf, lead researcher on the study had this to say “It's important to find out why these women resist breastfeeding and help them overcome whatever barriers there are. We know that obesity and overweight contribute to numerous health problems in adults and we are increasingly seeing these problems in children. Since the children of obese parents and, in particular, of women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at greater risk for gaining excessive amounts of weight as they grow up, breastfeeding becomes more important than ever as a means of getting children started on a path to good health. We strongly recommend anyone diagnosed with gestational diabetes to breastfeed for as many months as possible.”

This study has been published in the May issue of Diabetes Care.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Chance of water births being urged for mums-to-be
2. Chances are high for Avian Influenza virus altering its form
3. Obesity Can Increase The Chances Of Injuries
4. Going Down The Social Ladder Increases The Chances Of Male Depression.
5. Gum Disease Increases Chances Of Pre-Term Birth
6. Fertility Treatment Offered During Summer Has Better Chances For Success
7. Fairer sex Has A Better Chance Of Surviving Lung Cancer
8. Dummies Serve To Reduce Chances Of SIDS
9. Vitamin D Reduces Chances of Colon, Breast And Ovarian Cancers by 50%
10. Chances Of Getting Cancer Can Be Reduced By Hysterectomy
11. Face Transplant Patient Jeopardizing Chances of Recovery By Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening ... Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to ... at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for ... over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings ... at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The ... members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute ... pageant as its official Medspa Sponsor. Dr. Josh Olson, a board-certified plastic surgeon, ... , Dr. Olson says the decision to support the pageant in an official ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription ... definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis ... four states – Kentucky , New ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PRINCETON, N.J. , June 23, 2016  Guerbet ... of Premier Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . ... this year, Guerbet was recognized for its support of ... value creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower ... delighted to receive this recognition of our outstanding customer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: