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Daughters of obese mothers are likely to be obese as adults

A recent study says that overweight mothers are more likely to have a daughter who will later also  become obese. Obesity is a medical condition inn which excess body fats has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative impact on health.

The study is carried out by researchers from Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland and Uppsala University in Sweden by examining data of 26,561 Swedish mother-and-daughter pairs.

They concluded that overweight mothers were nearly three timed more likely than normal-weight mothers to have a daughter who would become obese in later life, and obese mothers were nearly five times more likely to have a daughter who would later also become obese.

And the reasons behind this are family's diet and lifestyle, or obese mothers provide too much nutrition to their babies during pregnancy.
Obesity is a serious health issue for both mothers and their children, with Dr José Derraik from the Liggins Institute warning that, "Being obese increases a pregnant woman's risk of developing pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, miscarriage and infant mortality. Also, there is mounting evidence that obesity during pregnancy may affect children's health not only in childhood, but also in adult life." The study provides yet evidence to highlight the world's growing obesity epidemic, with Dr Derraik commenting that, "This study underlines how vital it is to try to break the obesity cycle by doing what we can to prevent obesity early in life. Unfortunately, this is not easy. Obesity is a serious public health issue that requires solutions at every level of society."
The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Here are some tips you can follow to maintain a Healthy Weight:
  • Follow a healthy diet, and if you are overweight or obese, reduce your daily intake by 500 calories for weight loss.
  • You must be physically active.
  • Do Exercise.
  • Lower your BMR effortlessly if you are overweight.
  • Practice Yoga and Meditation.

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