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Children with lean parents are more likely to have normal weight

Children with lean parents are more likely to have normal weight

Children with leaner parents are three times more likely to be thin than those with overweight parents, according to a new University College London study at United Kingdom. To conclude, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, interviewers recorded the weight and height of parents and children of more than 7,000 families and used the information to calculate body mass index.

The results showed a strong association between the weight of children and their parents. When the father and mother were in the leaner half of the healthy weight range (which varies from person to person), the chance of the child being thin was 16.2%, compared to 7.8% when both parents were in the fatter half of the healthy range. The index declines to 5.3% when parents are overweight, and to only 2.5% when both parents are in the obesity range.

Only 402 (5.7%) of the 7078 children and adolescents studied were categorized as lean according to the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) - a criterion used to predict a child's BMI as an adult. To be defined as lean, in this case, the child must have a body mass that will allow it to have less than 18.5 BMI in the future.

Previous research has shown that obesity is a familiar factor, partly because cause of gene transmission that allows greater accumulation of adiposity (fat). Finding that thinness in children is related to the thinness of their parents suggests that this body condition can be transmitted in the same way, that is, children with lean parents are genetically predisposed to have lower body mass.

Eliminate the bad examples in education of your child

They watch and learn quickly, any new word or step is highlighted by the kids at the top of the developmental stage. The parents' attitudes are the most observed, they try to imitate every detail.

Therefore, it is important to be attentive to your actions, avoiding that your child present behaviors that do not match his age. In day-to-day life, it is difficult to identify slips, but how to prevent at least some of them from happening. Psychologist Cristiane Decat, from Brasilia, identifies the most common and teaches how to prevent them from hindering the child's development.

Fighting in front of the child: a couple's fight is an intimate subject of adults. The psychologist says that this is one of the most complicated cases, since verbal assaults and / or physical aggression can be repeated by the child, making it aggressive. Another possibility is that she rejects this model of life, becoming more introspective, even out of fear. This can generate a passive and more fearful adult.

Speaking: if the child learns at home to curse, he will go around thinking that it is normal to curse others.

Gossip: children do not understand the weight of words and can easily release some very embarrassing sentences in front of others.

Scream: if the puppy is one of those who speaks loudly , making you uncomfortable, you better start adjusting the volume of your voice. The child repeats what he hears.

Delayed kisses: the affection between parents is reason enough observation. This can range from jealousy to fantasies. The ideal is to avoid more intimate contacts in front of the children, restricting themselves to quick kissing and hugging.

Watching violent movies: The fear and aggressiveness portrayed in these stories terrify children for years. Pass away from them until your child can understand that this is all a counterexample.

Smoking: the desire to know and experience, out of curiosity or imitation, is natural for children. The problem is that this curiosity often reaches into adulthood, so better control the addiction in front of your child.

Eating treats out of hours: if my parents do, why can not I? When parents set the wrong example they are in a difficult situation to charge something different from the child later. This is almost torture for children, so avoid snacking at inappropriate times.

Vaccination is very important for diseases that do not go back to circulation

Vaccination is very important for diseases that do not go back to circulation

Vaccination is a practice that began in China. Realizing that the survivors of a smallpox attack did not return to illness, many people attempted to reproduce and "produce the disease more blandly." In 1796, Edward Jenner observed that a significant number of people were immune to smallpox. All were milkers and had been contaminated with cowpox, the smallpox of cattle, characterized by the formation of pustules, but which did not cause the animals to die.


Girls receive more attention from parents than boys, study says

Girls receive more attention from parents than boys, study says

For the research, 52 men (30 parents of girls and 22 of boys) were investigated, who agreed to use a small pocket device that recorded any type of sound every nine minutes. Participants had to walk with the object for two days, including during the night, where they should have the instrument in the child's room, so that it could detect any kind of interaction between them.