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Diet drinks in pregnancy tied to child obesity

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational … Continue reading

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Study finds obese men can impair couple’s fertility too

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their normal weight counterparts, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health that appear in Human … Continue reading

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3 steps to preventing preterm birth

Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests. Those three factors are: spacing pregnancies well, beginning at a healthy weight and gaining the … Continue reading

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Folate may protect against obesity

Most women know by now that folate, an essential B vitamin, reduces the fetus’ risk for neural tube defects, malformations affecting the brain, spine and spinal cord. Now, new research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, finds another potential benefit: Proper maternal … Continue reading

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Male obesity and infertility: a growing global concern

Obesity is on the rise, and it’s a problem that affects both sexes. A recent study makes clear that dietary habits have an impact on male reproductive potential. A team led by Professor Pedro F. Oliveira at University of Porto, … Continue reading

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Control your weight for better fertility odds

How does a problematic weight—whether it’s too high or too low—affect fertility? A recent study of 1,950 women currently attempting pregnancy found that being overweight or obese in adulthood, gaining weight in adulthood and being underweight at age 18 were … Continue reading

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What to do when obesity threatens fertility

Among the many health challenges linked to obesity is impaired fertility in both men and women. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Practice Committee has released a new report stating that obesity in women is associated with ovulation failure, … Continue reading

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Heavy mom could = heavy baby

Sure, it’s normal to gain some weight during pregnancy, but gaining too much or being overweight may put your child at increased risk for obesity, according to a new study published in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition. The study included … Continue reading

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Longer breastfeeding may help prevent obesity

For babies at high risk for obesity, the longer they breastfeed, the less likely they may be to become overweight, a new study in the January 2015 issue of Pediatrics suggests. Researchers at Cornell University followed 595 children from birth to … Continue reading

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