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Pregnancy and Obesity Do Not Mix

July 13, 2007 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Pregnancy and Obesity Do Not Mix
Being overweight entering pregnancy is a serious health risk to both the mother and child. This is because leptin controls the growth of the placenta during pregnancy. It is vital that women of childbearing years eat according to the Leptin Diet and manage their weight prior to and during pregnancy. The failure to do so causes high blood pressure, toxemia, gestational diabetes, miscarriages, and a double the need for C- Sections.

Researchers at Temple University are also confirming the devastating consequence to the child, who is now significantly at risk for becoming obese at an early age – sentencing the child to a lifetime of health problems and the early onset of disease. It is not fair to the unborn to ruin their lives based on negligence. The health of a future generation depends on the health of the mother. Sure, not smoking and drinking is important. Managing weight is the most important variable of all.

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