Sunday, 7 April 2019
Children born by C-section have found that they have a 20 per cent increased risk of several important childhood conditions such as obesity, asthma and eczema.
The initial bacteria that establish a baby's gut bugs came from mothers' bacteria in and around her birth canal.
"Thus it is proposed that babies born by C-section have their gut bugs established from exposure to environmental bugs which are less healthy,"
Thus the less healthy gut bugs lead to later obesity, asthma and eczema."
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Researchers said parents who were trying to find healthy fare were being confused by labels which portrayed foods as nutritious when they were loaded with sugar or salt.
Calling for stricter regulation of labelling and marketing, researchers warned that such claims created a “health halo” distracting parents from the fact many such snacks were full of sugar.
They warned that the heavy use of cartoon characters, designed to appeal to children, and misleading health claims aimed at parents, is fuelling Britain’s obesity crisis.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
A study has linked media multitasking to obesity. The study showed that mindless switching between digital devices could be associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may cause weight gain.
When media multitaskers saw pictures of food, the part of the brain dealing with food temptation became more active, said researchers.