Gestational weight gain in accordance to the IOM/NRC criteria and the risk for childhood overweight: a meta-analysis.

@article{Nehring2013GestationalWG,
  title={Gestational weight gain in accordance to the IOM/NRC criteria and the risk for childhood overweight: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Ina Nehring and Susanne Lehmann and Ruumldiger von Kries},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          218-24
        }
}
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT Gestational weight gain is a modifiable risk factor for childhood overweight. WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS Exceeding the recommended gestational weight gain increases the risk for childhood overweight by about 30%. Interventions to avoid excessive weight gain are needed. BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity in children are thought to be related to prenatal priming. Gestational weight gain (GWG) might be a potential modifiable risk factor for childhood… CONTINUE READING
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