May 14, 2014

Whether Too Much or Too Little

1 Childhood Obesity Tied to Mom’s Weight Gain

The amount of weight a woman gains or does not gain during pregnancy is a much more significant factor in whether the child becomes overweight than was generally thought, according to a Kaiser Permanente study of over 4,000 of its Northern California members. Based on the Institute of Medicine's guidelines, which recommend that women with normal-weight BMIs at the outset should gain between 25 and 35 pounds during their pregnancy, the study found that those who gained more than that amount were 79 percent more likely to have a baby who became overweight or obese between the ages of two and five. Counterintuitively, the babies of women who gained less weight than the guidelines recommend were also 63 percent more likely to be overweight or obese in that age range.

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Pregnancy Weight Gain for Obese: 0 to 10 Lbs

Tags: Causes of Childhood Obesity, Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Childhood Obesity, Eating During Pregnancy

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Probably Not Says Study

2 Are You Exercising Enough for Weight Loss?

Current exercise guidelines - 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 60 minutes of vigorous exercise per week - may not be enough for weight loss finds a study from the KG Jebsen Center of Exercise in Medicine, Norway. Researchers don’t say how much to exercise but advocate as much as possible to maintain weight and stave off chronic illnesses. They studied the weight and exercise patterns of 19,000+ adults over 22 years and found that, during that time, women gained about 19 pounds; men gained about 17 pounds. People with the largest weight gains were the least active and vice versa. “The study clearly shows we gain weight over time” [and if] we want to slow the gain in weight, we need to increase the physical activity,” said one health expert who was not associated with the study.

More at Reuters.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Too Much Sitting Counteracts Exercise

Tags: Exercise, Exercise and Weight Loss, Physical Activity, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, KG Jebsen Center of Exercise in Medicine

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Thanks to Pregnancy Brain

3 Pregnant Women Have More Car Crashes

Pregnant women have more car crashes, especially during their second trimesters - and they can blame “pregnancy brain,” foggy thinking that many women complain about as pregnancy progresses, says a new study from the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto. Researchers found that before pregnancy, the number of serious crashes for all pregnant women drivers in the study (500,000 who were tracked for four years before and one year after giving birth) was 177 per month. That stayed steady in the early months of pregnancy but, by the fourth month, the same women were having 299 serious crashes per month. That rate declined significantly in the last month of pregnancy and remained low after the births. Researchers advise pregnant women to drive carefully in mid-pregnancy.

More at USAToday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Obese People More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Tags: Car Crashes, Pregnancy, Second Trimester of Pregnancy, Car Crashes and Pregnancy, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

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