Women who consume at least 200 mg of caffeine per day during pregnancy are more likely to have offspring with excess growth in infancy and overweight in childhood, and the risk rises with increasing caffeine intake, according to an analysis of a Norwegian pregnancy cohort.

“In utero exposure to caffeine has been related to an increased risk for overweight and higher body fat in childhood in two previous epidemiological studies,” Eleni Papadopoulou, of the division of infection control and environmental health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway, and colleagues wrote. “However, the link between in utero caffeine exposure and excess growth in infancy is yet to be studied, even though excess infant growth is an established risk factor in the etiology of obesity and cardiometabolic disease.”

Governor Phil Bryant has declared that his goal is to make Mississippi the safest place for the unborn, but he continues to disregard the fact that the state is the most dangerous place in the nation to give birth. As he and state legislators attempt to eradicate abortion and to force poor women off Medicaid, thousands of mothers and babies continue to experience traumatic births and poor health outcomes annually, and hundreds die.

Gaya hidup masa kini cenderung gemar mengonsumsi makanan instan dan cepat saji, serta minimnya aktivitas fisik. Gaya hidup demikian juga dikenal dengan istilah sedentari, yang menjadi pemicu kematian tertinggi di Tanah Air.

Berdasarkan data Riset Kesehatan Dasar (Riskesdas) 2013, sebanyak 24 persen penduduk Indonesia menjalani gaya hidup sedentari lebih dari 6 jam per hari. Kondisi ini mengkhawatirkan karena rentan memicu penyakit tidak menular yang berdampak pada kematian.

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Pusat Kebijakan dan Manajemen Kesehatan (PKMK)
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