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Top News in Pediatricians November 07, 2018 (11 of 12)

A new study has investigated whether the treatment of weight during pregnancy can affect the child's bone mass.In the study…

A new study has investigated whether the treatment of weight during pregnancy can affect the child’s bone mass.

In the study Journal of Bone and Mineral Research investigators were investigated by potential data from 2,167 mother-in-law couples from Portugal. In pregnant / obese mothers, weight gain during pregnancy was observed with a slight increase in bone mass at 7 years of age in children, while no beneficial effects of weight gain on bone mass were observed.

Given the well-known negative consequences of excessive weight gain during pregnancy for both moms and children on different health issues, following current recommendations on pregnancy, weight gain should not have an impact on children’s health.

“Until recently, there was a widely held scientific belief that any weight gain from the mother during pregnancy would have a positive effect on the child’s bone mass. Our study results confirm that there are no benefits of losing weight over the US institute for medical recommendations for pregnancy weight gain for children’s bone mass, in both normal and overweight women before pregnancy, “says senior author Dr. Teresa Monjardino, from Universidade do Porto, I Portugal.

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