Teen Pregnancy Increases Chances of Being Overweight

By JustMommies staff

A new report on Reuters suggests that teen pregnancy may lead to obesity later in life. According to new research teens that get pregnant are at greater risk of becoming fat than teens that do not.


Pregnancy in general may boost a woman’s chance of becoming obese, but adolescent pregnancies seem to increase the risks even more. The research, reported in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, noted how important the adolescent period was in relationship to obesity.

The teen years of a woman’s life may be a critical time period and pregnancy may create repercussions on her body weight later down the round. A teen pregnancy may result in excessive fat deposits which may trigger the onset of obesity, increased insulin levels, or high blood pressure in women all the way into adulthood.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5384GQ20090409