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zachary carwileFollow

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16-11-2018 9:00 AM

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2018 12:00 AM

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Background: In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in childhood obesity. It has been well documented that early childhood obesity predisposes children to being at risk for numerous comorbidities associated with obesity. Although evidence exists that relates activity levels and eating patterns, there is little research regarding the specific maternal factors that play a role in childhood obesity. It is believed that providing a concise document regarding such factors could prove to be a pivotal component of reducing the percent of overweight or obese children.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to utilize current literature to determine the maternal factors that contribute to childhood obesity, to ultimately guide mothers’ practices to maintain children of healthy weight. This review will also shed light on the lack of literature that currently exists and will ideally encourage further research.

Methods: This integrative literature review analyzes current literature and organize the relevant information by utilizing data matrices.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review aims to provide a clear and concise document entailing the results of current literature that examines the maternal factors that influence or induce childhood obesity. From a basic standpoint, the most prevalent factors related to childhood obesity were maternal BMI, maternal nutrition pre-pregnancy, breast feeding and early weaning, enrollment in daycare facilities, and screen time for toddlers.

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Nov 16th, 9:00 AM Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Maternal Factors of Childhood Obesity

Abstract

Background: In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in childhood obesity. It has been well documented that early childhood obesity predisposes children to being at risk for numerous comorbidities associated with obesity. Although evidence exists that relates activity levels and eating patterns, there is little research regarding the specific maternal factors that play a role in childhood obesity. It is believed that providing a concise document regarding such factors could prove to be a pivotal component of reducing the percent of overweight or obese children.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to utilize current literature to determine the maternal factors that contribute to childhood obesity, to ultimately guide mothers’ practices to maintain children of healthy weight. This review will also shed light on the lack of literature that currently exists and will ideally encourage further research.

Methods: This integrative literature review analyzes current literature and organize the relevant information by utilizing data matrices.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review aims to provide a clear and concise document entailing the results of current literature that examines the maternal factors that influence or induce childhood obesity. From a basic standpoint, the most prevalent factors related to childhood obesity were maternal BMI, maternal nutrition pre-pregnancy, breast feeding and early weaning, enrollment in daycare facilities, and screen time for toddlers.