New INSANE Idea to 'Prevent' Over-Weight Babies...
May 27, 2011
Earlier this month a woman gave birth to an over 14-pound baby in California. Matthew Anthony Maldanado's birth weight was actually 14 pounds, 3.6 ounces -- -- possibly the biggest baby ever born in the state.
Meanwhile, in a study that has been described as 'disturbing' by weight loss groups, babies will be given a diet drug in the womb. One hundred obese pregnant women will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study. The drug will reduce the food supply to their unborn babies, although it will not help the women themselves to lose weight.
Metformin reduces blood sugar levels, which are passed onto babies in the womb.
According to the Telegraph:
"Doctors hope it will prevent the birth of oversized babies, thereby reducing the need for caesarean sections. Instances of pre-eclampsia, the potentially fatal complication in pregnancy common to overweight mothers, are also hoped to be reduced."