Quote:Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being born obese.Source
In a world first, dangerously overweight mothers-to-be in four British cities have started taking a diabetes drug during their pregnancy.
The doctors behind the controversial NHS trial say that obesity among pregnant women is reaching epidemic proportions and they need to act now to protect the health of tomorrow's children.
However, there is likely to be unease about resorting to medication in pregnancy for a problem that can be treated through changes in diet and exercise.
If the strategy is a success, the treatment could be in widespread use in as little as five years, with tens of thousands of overweight but otherwise healthy mothers-to-be drugged each year.
The Daily Mail recently revealed the rise of the 'sumo baby', with the number of newborns weighing more than 11lb soaring by 50 per cent over the last four years.
Drugs during pregnancy? Uh huh. Nothing could go wrong here. Maybe the mothers should just eat right and avoid artificial anything, processed meat, MSG, fluoride etc. You know, the way we're supposed to eat before big business introduced all the chemicals that make us fat idiots running to big pharma for help?
Sometime I think I got off on the wrong planet, how can people possibly be so stupid?