A healthy lifestyle of the mothers was associated with a lower risk of obesity in children


A healthy lifestyle of the mothers was associated with a lower risk of obesity in childrenPainting by Simon Vouet

Children of mothers who adhere to a healthy lifestyle, less prone to obesity, the researchers report in the journal The BMJ. The risk was lowest for children whose mothers maintain a normal weight, exercise, don’t smoke, eat right and drink a small amount of alcohol.

According to the world health organization in 2010, about 32 percent of boys and 18 percent girls in Russia at age 11 years suffered from overweight. For 13-year-olds, this value is reduced to 22 and 9 percent, respectively. From the level of 1990-ies, according to Endocrinology research center, Ministry of health, childhood obesity has doubled. Experts attribute this to changing lifestyles, reduced physical activity and the availability of easily digestible carbohydrates and fats. In other countries the problem of childhood obesity also exists in the USA, for example, obesity affects one in five children aged 6-19 years.

Past work has shown that mother pretty much affect the way of life of the child. In addition, maternal behavior, such as Smoking or alcohol consumption is also associated with body mass index of children. However, comprehensive studies on the impact of several factors a healthy behavior of mothers in the development of obesity in childhood and adolescence is still not been conducted.

Scientists under the leadership of Klodian Dhana (Klodian Dhana) from Harvard University conducted a study that examined whether the lifestyle factors of the mother and child at risk of childhood obesity. The authors analyzed data from the survey Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII) and Growing Up Today Study (GUTS), which collected information on thousands of 24.3 children aged 9-14 years old, born to 16.9 per thousand women in the United States. Participants answered questions concerning their medical history and lifestyle, including body mass index, physical activity level and quantity of consumed products in different categories. Mothers also reported the amount of alcohol consumed, and history of Smoking.

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A healthy lifestyle of the mothers was associated with a lower risk of obesity in childrenPainting by Simon Vouet

Children of mothers who adhere to a healthy lifestyle, less prone to obesity, the researchers report in the journal The BMJ. The risk was lowest for children whose mothers maintain a normal weight, exercise, don’t smoke, eat right and drink a small amount of alcohol.

According to the world health organization in 2010, about 32 percent of boys and 18 percent girls in Russia at age 11 years suffered from overweight. For 13-year-olds, this value is reduced to 22 and 9 percent, respectively. From the level of 1990-ies, according to Endocrinology research center, Ministry of health, childhood obesity has doubled. Experts attribute this to changing lifestyles, reduced physical activity and the availability of easily digestible carbohydrates and fats. In other countries the problem of childhood obesity also exists in the USA, for example, obesity affects one in five children aged 6-19 years.

Past work has shown that mother pretty much affect the way of life of the child. In addition, maternal behavior, such as Smoking or alcohol consumption is also associated with body mass index of children. However, comprehensive studies on the impact of several factors a healthy behavior of mothers in the development of obesity in childhood and adolescence is still not been conducted.

Scientists under the leadership of Klodian Dhana (Klodian Dhana) from Harvard University conducted a study that examined whether the lifestyle factors of the mother and child at risk of childhood obesity. The authors analyzed data from the survey Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII) and Growing Up Today Study (GUTS), which collected information on thousands of 24.3 children aged 9-14 years old, born to 16.9 per thousand women in the United States. Participants answered questions concerning their medical history and lifestyle, including body mass index, physical activity level and quantity of consumed products in different categories. Mothers also reported the amount of alcohol consumed, and history of Smoking.

Researchers have identified five lifestyle factors associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases and mortality in women. One of them included a body mass index (BMI) is 18.5 to 24.9, abstinence from Smoking, moderate drinking (from 1 to 14.9 grams of alcohol per day — about 1-2 small glasses of wine), at least 150 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity per week and healthy eating (the healthy eating index HEI is in the top 40 percent of the results). The presence of each of these factors, the survey participants received 1 point. The final evaluation was in the range from 0 to 5, a higher value corresponded to a more healthy lifestyle.

After account was taken of factors potentially influencing the outcome of the study (age, ethnicity, history of chronic diseases, income, and education), revealed that the risk of obesity was 56 percent lower in those children whose mothers had normal BMI. Children of Smoking mothers had a 31 percent lower risk of obesity. Children of mothers who followed all five healthy habits had a 75 percent lower risk of developing obesity compared to those children whose mothers did not adhere to any healthy habits.

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Interestingly, the diet of mothers did not correlate directly with risk of obesity in their children during childhood and adolescence, probably because child nutrition is also influenced by other factors, such as school Lunches and food available in the area.

However, the study is more observational in nature and not reliably talk about cause-effect relationships. In addition, he has limitations — for example, lifestyle characteristics such as weight, food intake and amount of physical activity mothers and their children, was based solely on self reports, which may not be entirely accurate.

A recent study also showed that excess weight in children at a young age adversely affects his development of his cognitive abilities in the future. In addition, the presence of the mother’s diabetes was associated with an increased risk of her child’s symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

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