Childhood Obesity Prevention: How Soon is Too Soon?
A fairly disturbing study is underway in the U.K.. Four hundred pregnant women who are classified as obese and diagnosed with gestational diabetes are being treated with drugs to prevent obesity in their unborn child. Metformin, a common medication prescribed in cases of Type II Diabetes is being given to the pregnant women in the first ever attempt to treat obesity in utero.
As you can imagine, this is a pretty controversial study. Many support it as an inventive way to prevent obesity and hopefully give these unborn children a chance at a healthy life. Others see this as just another way of enabling the pregnant women to continue unhealthy lifestyles that are likely responsible for their obese state and that poses a risk to their future children.
What do you think? Treating obesity in utero through medication: Good idea or bad medicine?
Click here to read the article on MSN: Treating Obesity in the Womb