Unhealthy pregnancy weight gain tips the scales for mothers seven years later

22 octubre 2015

For the first time, researchers studied the association between gestational weight gain and long-term weight retention among a multi-ethnic urban population. Results show that mothers with excessive weight gain during pregnancy weighed more and had greater body fat seven years after delivery if they began pregnancy at normal or at slight overweight and suggest that excessive gestational weight gain has long-term consequences for women who are normal weight or a little overweight before pregnancy.