A child is born with reduced immunity. Children of mothers with obesity are additional risk of complications associated with this deviation. The probability of infection among newborns initially high, decreased immunity poses a serious threat to the life of the newborn, says Zee News.
In total the study involved 39 mothers with different weights. Estimated indicators of physical development, the body mass index of the volunteers. Scientists noticed: in obesity, the body does not respond to bacterial antigens and was not able to resist infection.
Also the extra pounds affect the number of cells involved in the victory over infectious disease. Given that the original immune system of a child is the mother's immunity, obesity creates a dangerous background and can cause the development of chronic and acute illnesses.