Oh Baby! Study Says You Can Tell If Your Newborn Will Be ObesePosted on June 5, 2017
As the obesity epidemic continues to overwhelm the United States, Americans are desperate to find ways to prevent obesity from happening in the first place. According to a recent online article you may be able to tell if your newborn baby is going to be obese. International researchers have created a checklist of factors which they say is 71% to 85% accurate for determining if a newborn will ultimately be obese. The checklist is comprised of six inputs that they say determines a newborns probability of remaining obese. This assumes that there is no early intervention throughout the childhood years or beyond. According to the study the inputs include the parents BMI, the baby’s weight at birth, the mother’s weight gain throughout pregnancy, the number of people in the baby’s household, the professional category of the babys mother, and whether or not the mother smoked during pregnancy. Researchers set out to prove any consideration genetic variations would have that would point to a baby’s prospects of accumulating a large amount of fat. Ultimately, what they discovered was that the genetic variations linked with obesity were not as powerful as the six inputs previously stated. Obesity for many women can become a problem after childbirth. Having multiple children can increase the likelihood that each time it becomes more difficult to lose weight following pregnancy. Dr. Kim explains to mothers postpartum that much of the redundant skin left after childbirth can be not only unattractive but also lead to disappointment with the inability to lose weight. For patients who are not extremely overweight, an abdominoplasty combined with breast augmentation is common following pregnancy. These procedures combined have come to be known as the mommy makeover. Patients who are good candidates can have the procedures performed at the same time and therefore minimize the time necessary for recovery. Both procedures remove loose and lax skin creating a much more aesthetically pleasing shape and figure. Patients who are considering the mommy makeover procedure are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.