October 14, 2019
Victim (right) and perpetrator (left)
Healthy at any size! Their body, their choice! Fat is beautiful! Destroy ancient, bigoted beauty standards!
Many parents report feeling older after having their first child. Which, all things considered, makes sense; sleepless nights, early mornings, and an overall increase in responsibility is likely to result in an extra gray hair or two. Interestingly, a new joint study conducted by the University of Wyoming and the Salvador Zubiran National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in Mexico City is flipping the script on this notion and suggesting that certain parents, more specifically obese mothers, can cause their children to age at an accelerated rate.
It’s been well established that obesity can put an individual at greater risk of diabetes and heart disease, while impairing one’s metabolism. However, after studying the offspring of obese rat mothers, the research team say the effects of maternal obesity can be passed down to subsequent generations, and accelerate the offspring’s rate of aging when it comes to metabolic problems.
The offspring of the obese rats were tracked throughout their lives, from puberty all the way into late adult life. They exhibited excess body fat and pre-diabetic signs at a very young age, such as a rise in insulin resistance.
Yes, they’re talking about rats, but do their conclusions differ from what you can see in your everyday life when looking at the obese?
The study’s co-leader has previously conducted research showing obese mothers damaging their kids even before they’re born!
“These new findings add to the accumulating evidence for the influence of conditions in the womb and early life on the offspring’s health and susceptibility to diseases throughout life,” comments study co-leader Peter Nathanielsz, of the University of Wyoming Pregnancy and Life Course Health Center, in a release.
Nathanielsz has also conducted previous research indicating children of obese mothers who are exposed to a high-fat, high-sugar diet while in the womb can develop a “fatty liver” as a fetus, putting the child at an elevated risk of obesity and subsequent cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
The more researchers look into overweight and obese mothers, the clearer it is that there are no upsides to being a fat parent and plenty of serious downsides.
It’s not just that they pass on their unhealthy and addiction-based eating habits to their kids — they also damage their children’s health. Overweight parents, especially overweight mothers, are setting their kids up for failure.
This is a form of child abuse that has devastating health and social consequences.
What are little kids supposed to do? Cook their own meals and get a gym membership on their own?
They are their fat parents’ victims. The ones that try to fight off the fattening usually end up with serious eating disorders because they really don’t know what they’re supposed to do in order to not get fat.
Allowing overweight people to reproduce is really no different than allowing meth addicts to become parents.
Unless they fix their serious addiction problems first, they shouldn’t be anywhere near children.