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Obese mothers can cause behavior problems in boys

The recent research shows being overweight and pregnant will lead to behavioral issues in boys. The latest data shows that roughly 15% of childbearing age women are morbidly obese. According to the study, the early interventions could lead to the best possible results. If the women are able to get to a healthier BMI before they actually get pregnant, it’s beneficial for both their well-being and the well-being of their future kids. The study has linked excessive weight to child behavioral problems, including OCD and ADHD.

  • When you look at the data provided by CDC, it turns out that about 15% of women of childbearing age are overweight. The recent researcher takes a closer look at the numbers from the ’70s, to find out whether the maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index is somehow correlated with behavioral issues in children.
  • The research proves that boys whose mothers started out their pregnancies already overweight, were at a marginally higher risk of behavioral issues, and the more overweight the mothers were, the higher the risk of the aforementioned behavioral issues. Previous research clearly shows that boys, on average, are more viable all kinds of exposure in utero when compared to the girls. So, it’s easy to see why the mother’s obesity can lead to behavior problems in boys more so than in girls.

The main takeaway from this study is that the obese mother not only ruins her own health, she also ruins her child’s health, in the long run, all thanks to her inability to lose weight before the start of the pregnancy. Recently, it’s become more of a problem due to the dangerous claims and questionable lifestyle choices, under the umbrella of Healthy At Every Size.

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