Gestational weight gain and overweight in children: Results from the cross-sectional German KiGGS study.

@article{Kries2011GestationalWG,
  title={Gestational weight gain and overweight in children: Results from the cross-sectional German KiGGS study.},
  author={Ruediger von Kries and Regina E Ensenauer and Andreas Beyerlein and Ulrike Amann-Gassner and Hans Hauner and Angelika Schaffrath Rosario},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
Abstract Objective. Gestational weight gain (GWG) has been associated with overweight in offspring. The aim of the study was to assess the association of GWG with childhood overweight and a potential effect modification by maternal BMI. Methods. In a cross-sectional study of 10 784 children aged 3 to 17 years from the German national child health survey (2003-2006), main outcome measure was overweight defined by the criteria of the International Obesity Task Force. Main exposure was GWG in data… CONTINUE READING

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