This conclusion was made by British scientists from the University of Southampton. Experts have once again proved that a woman’s lifestyle before conception is very important for the health of future offspring.
Women who are obese before conception and during pregnancy are almost 5 times more likely to have children who are also overweight. A group of scientists from the UK found that the health of a woman before conception can have a huge impact on the health of future children. In addition, among other risk factors, scientists also call smoking, vitamin D deficiency and unhealthy diet.
The excess weight that a woman gains during pregnancy, as well as the inability to breastfeed, negatively affect the development of the child. According to experts, women who lead an unhealthy lifestyle before, during and after pregnancy are 4.65 times more likely to grow children with fat children.
Therefore, the authors of the works believe that programs to strengthen children’s health, the implementation of which begins after the start of his studies at school, are very late. According to the authors of the study, earlier intervention is necessary to stabilize the weight of the child and regulate his appetite.
However, obesity among pregnant British women has already reached epidemic levels. About half of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese, and more than 15% of pregnant women have dangerous indicators of overweight.