Published in Cardiovascular Week, January 30th, 2006
A study "to estimate the impact of perinatal weight change on obesity, weight gain, and development of obesity-related illnesses 15 years after pregnancy" was recently published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
"Pregnancy-related factors and weights of 795 women were recorded at first prenatal visit and 6 months postpartum and were available through medical record review at 4, 10, and 15 years. Obesity-related illnesses were recorded 15 years later," wrote B.L. Rooney and colleagues.
"A total of 484 (61%) original cohort...
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