Vitamin consumption reduces the risk of complications at birth
A study to be published in the September 9 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that women who take multivitamins during pregnancy are less likely to have a premature, underweight, and neural tube defect. The analysis was led by a scientist at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. The research was supported by 36,000 Danish women who were part of the national registry of births. All were questioned about the use of multivitamins in the weeks prior to conception. About 60% of them reported using the compound. The results indicated that women within their ideal weight - and even a little below it - who took multivitamins during the weeks leading up to the pregnancy the conception presented a 16% lower risk of complications at delivery and with the baby than those who did not take the compound. According to the researchers, the evidence of the benefits of vitamin supplementation is clear in a period close to conception , especially those of the B complex, such as folic acid, found in spinach and broccoli. Excess weight in pregnancy increases chances of having obese baby According to a study presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Endocrinology, in Boston (USA), women who gain a lot of weight during pregnancy tend to have newborns with high amounts of body fat, increasing the chances of obesity in childhood. The study was based on the follow-up of 56 mothers, 31 of whom had gained regular weight during pregnancy and 25 had excessive weight. According to the Institute of Medicine of the United States, the normal one is that the pregnant woman of a single son gains of 11 to 15 kilos; 7 to 11 and obese, 5 to 9 kg.
According to the results of the research, obese women before pregnancy had a 70% chance of exceeding the weight gain during pregnancy. Already healthy, presented 31%. However, regardless of pre-pregnancy weight, all those who exceeded the recommended gain had babies who were above the ideal weight.
Although the relationship between high fat at birth and childhood obesity had already been achieved, studies analysis failures. Not everyone took into account that other problems during pregnancy, such as diabetes, were also responsible for the excessive weight gain of the mother. In addition, methods of analyzing body fat in infants were also inaccurate.
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