Diabetes, Obesity & Your Baby

Pregnancy & Healthy Weight

Findings from an NICHD study indicate that, compared to women at normal weight, women who are obese before pregnancy are much more likely to have babies with congenital heart defects, problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. Congenital heart defects change the normal flow of blood through the heart and can range from simple defects with no symptoms to complex defects with severe, life-threatening complications. Read more here...

Juice Plus Info for Diabetics

While Juice Plus+ is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any disease, "there is no single disease or condition that cannot be helped by good nutrition", says Dr. Paul Williams, Emergency Medicine. Read about medical experts who use Juice Plus+ with their diabetic patients, because these people are often trapped between a desperate need for fresh produce in their diet, and severe restrictions presented by their diabetic diet. Read more here...

The Modern Food System and the Roots of Obesity

Government and the food and beverage industry have massively contributed to your expanding waistline by promoting low-fat diets, processed foods, CAFOs, and foods loaded with sugar (especially fructose) and artificial sweeteners. Today’s sky-high rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease can be tied directly to changes in how our food has been grown and produced over the past 40 years. Read more here...

Study: Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes doubles

The number of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes has more than doubled in seven years, a California study found, a troubling trend that means health risks for both mothers and newborns. And the number of diabetic teenagers giving birth grew fivefold during the same period, according to the study, the largest of its kind. Read more here...

Poor diet of mom-to-be linked to diabetes

In both rats and humans, what a mother-to-be eats impacts how her child stores fats later, researchers in Britain said. Professor Anne Willis of the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester said storing fats in the right areas of the body is important because otherwise they can accumulate in places like the liver and muscle where they are more likely to lead to disease. Read more here...

Mom's Obesity May Affect Baby's Health

Obese mothers put newborns at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and other ills, new research suggests. The study, done on rats, found that their body chemistry changed for life if mom was obese. Researchers expect the same phenomenon would occur in humans, given the similar physiologies, but more research is needed to confirm that. Read more here... and here...

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