According to the information portal "MedicInform.Net" Belgian researchers from Ghent University (Universiteit Gent) found that maternal age affects not only the child's weight at birth, but also on carbohydrate metabolism in adulthood. With the caveat that such effects are characteristic only for male babies.

Statistics States that, unfortunately, throughout the world, the age of women giving birth increases every year. Yet relatively little is known as the age of the mother affects the child's health, but experts from the University of Ghent revealed that women who gave birth at a Mature age, after 34 years, had less favorable indicators of digestibility of sugar in the blood. This fact may be the cause of developing diabetes of the 2nd type have their sons, experts say.

The researchers also found that in the group of healthy men aged from 25 to 45 years the absorption of sugar in the blood is correlated with maternal age at childbirth. So, the sons of mothers aged 30 years or older than 34 years at the time of birth were more resistant to insulin than infants, which women gave birth between the ages of 30 to 34 years, regardless of their weight at birth and blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the blood of the mother.

The study authors plan an extended study of this problem before will be summarized the results, made conclusions and gave recommendations.