Body composition during normal pregnancy: reference ranges

  title={Body composition during normal pregnancy: reference ranges},
  author={Giovanni Larciprete and Herbert Valensise and B Vasapollo and Francesco Altomare and Roberto Pietro Sorge and Beniamino Casalino and Antonino De Lorenzo and Domenico Arduini},
  journal={Acta Diabetologica},
Maternal body composition undergoes a deep adaptative change during the course of pregnancy. Fat mass, fat-free mass, and total body water (TBW) increase in different ways and their effects on pregnancy outcome represent a field of major interest in perinatal medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in maternal body composition [maternal weight, TBW, intracellular water (ICW) and extracellular water (ECW)] during healthy pregnancy by using bioimpedance analysis (BIA). A total… CONTINUE READING


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