Maternal Nutrition and Effect on Cellular Aging-From Our Friends at Myrtle Grove Chiropractic


At CrossFit Carolina Beach we LOVE nutrition!

 

We love it because we know that there is nothing as impactful on your journey to health and wellness.

 

Also, we all want the best for the health of our children.

 

Did you know that what your mother was consuming before you were conceived plays a part in your health?  Also, in utero?

 

Our friends at Myrtle Grove Chiropractic put this piece together on maternal nutrition.

You can see the original post here: https://www.myrtlegrovechiropractic.com/single-post/2018/06/27/Maternal-Early-Nutrition-have-Implications-for-Cellular-Aging-Years-Down-the-Road

 

“It’s pretty intuitive that proper maternal nutrition while a woman is pregnant is important. Eat healthy, give birth to a healthy baby. But guess what? The health of the baby is influenced by the quality of the mother’s diet long after that baby has grown into an adult. In fact, in robustly duplicated studies, babies born at low birth weight due to poor maternal nutrition had much higher rates of chronic disease and faster cellular aging later in life.

That’s right: maternal nutrition while an infant is in utero will affect that person for the rest of his or her life. It’s not just important in the short term. And here’s something else that might be surprising: making up for low birth weight with rapid postnatal weight gain contributes further to raised risk of chronic disease! The body of a low-birth-weight baby is better equipped to deal with conditions similar to the scarcity experienced in the womb than sudden plenty. A healthy birth weight, it turns out, is a significant indicator of how healthy the baby will be down the road. Poor maternal and early childhood nutrition has lasting, physiological effects.

Whatever conditions a fetus in utero experiences is what their body will adapt to deal with. So, if a baby is born into a different environment than when it developed, say, a baby in utero during a famine that is born into normal circumstances, the long-term effect is enormous. This is because the organs are set up to deal with scarcity, and the baby develops what is often referred to as a “thrifty phenotype,” meaning that their body will conserve as much energy as possible. But if your body is set up to expend as little energy as it can, then what would be considered a normal diet could end up causing obesity. 

A healthy birth weight, it turns out, is a significant indicator of how healthy the baby will be down the road. Poor maternal and early childhood nutrition has lasting, physiological effects. 

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-Myrtle Grove Chiropractic: June, 2018

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