Metformin has several benefits when the mother has PCOS. But children are at greater risk for obesity later in life.
When mothers lose weight, their children slim down too. When mothers are less active, children grow bigger. Dad’s choices appear to play less of a role.
Feeling hungrier and eating less for the rest of your life may be the price to pay once you’ve shed those extra pounds.
Children with a higher BMI are less accurate in estimating their own body size compared to their slimmer counterparts. And the bigger their body is, the more inaccurate their guesses.
Being overweight, little physical activity and smoking increase our vulnerability for severe bloodstream infections. These factors also increase mortality.
It’s a myth that people who weigh a bit more than average live longest. A recent analysis of 30 million people shows that those who had a normal weight had the lowest risk of premature death.