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Parents are to blame: an unexpected cause of childhood obesity named

Proper nutrition before pregnancy can reduce the risk of obesity in offspring

New research has shown that children of eight or nine years old are more likely to be obese if their mother was poorly nourished during and before pregnancy. The researchers analyzed the dietary habits of 2,963 mother-child couples. The diet of women was assessed even before pregnancy, when they were just thinking about having a baby, as well as at the 11th and 34th weeks of pregnancy. Scientists were also interested in what the baby ate at six months, one year, three years, six to seven, and eight to nine.

Children of mothers who had a higher body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy, tend to be more likely to be obese. & nbsp;

If the mother-child couple was in a lower quality diet group, it was because the child had a higher percentage of body fat at age eight or nine years old.

Childhood obesity is a progressive problem around the world. WHO experts cite the growing consumption of foods high in fat and carbohydrates as the main cause of childhood obesity.

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