Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 288- Nutrition Bite

"Scientists from Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research recently found that children of pregnant women untreated for high levels of blood sugar were 89% more likely to be overweight and 82% more likely to be obese by the time they were ages 5 to 7 compared with children born to women who had normal blood sugar levels during pregnancy. The study was published last month in Diabetes Care". See article for more details http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/12/health/he-fetalside12

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Today, we learned about prenatal nutrition in my life span nutrition class. The debate was whether the prenatal diet predisposes children to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and other disease. I think prenatal nutrients have an impact on the child; however, I think environmental factors play a more important role in disease. It was fun to discuss the subject in class this afternoon.

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