Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered.
According to the researchers, maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring.
PCOS affects more than one in ten women of childbearing age and is characterised by high levels of male hormones in the blood, menstrual disorders, insulin resistance and obesity.
The Victorian Government in Australia today launched a new free interactive smartphone app to share maternal and child health (MCH) tips and advices. Families will now be able to access the latest parenting tips, advice and guidance at just a touch of a screen.
“Victoria’s world-class Maternal and Child Health Services deliver vital parenting support and this app is just another way of reaching parents,” said Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos.
Race and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) both affect leptin and adiponectin levels, and leptin levels in mid-pregnancy may be an important predictor of weight gain during pregnancy, new research suggests. The results will be presented on in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.