Obesity Risk Diminished Through Losing Weight before Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman's BellyHereditary obesity can be impeded if the would-be mother undergoes obesity surgery before she becomes pregnant, an article in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism points out. According to previous research, the likeliness of overweight moms giving birth to overweight children runs pretty high, which may lead to health problems for both. Genetic factor and home environment aside, scientists concluded that a slimming surgery starts off metabolic and hormonal changes in the mother’s womb that lessen the risk of the baby having excessive weight.

These children are born with reduced weight and waist circumference, and the possibility of their scaling up weight is three times less to that of their siblings conceived before mom trimmed herself down.

The study also shows that their cardiovascular markers being in a much better shape (that means lower cholesterol levels and reduced insulin resistance), such children are better protected against developing heart disease or diabetes in future.

Therefore slimming through surgery is a scientifically acclaimed means to ensure better health for the coming child.

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