‘The obesity paradox’: a reconsideration of obesity and the risk of preterm birth

  title={‘The obesity paradox’: a reconsideration of obesity and the risk of preterm birth},
  author={A Tsur and Jonathan A. Mayo and Ronald J Wong and Gary M. Shaw and David K. Stevenson and Jeffery B Gould},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  • A Tsur, Jonathan A. Mayo, +3 authors Jeffery B Gould
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Perinatology
  • Objective:The association between obesity and spontaneous preterm births (sPTBs) has been shown to be influenced by obesity-attendant comorbidities. Our objective was to better understand the complex relationship of obesity and its attendant comorbidities with sPTBs.Study Design:A retrospective analysis utilizing maternally linked hospital and birth certificate records of 2 049 196 singleton California deliveries from 2007 to 2011. Adjusted relative risks (aRRs) for sPTBs were estimated using… CONTINUE READING

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