Interactions between smoking and weight in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age birth.

@article{Ness2008InteractionsBS,
  title={Interactions between smoking and weight in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age birth.},
  author={Roberta B. Ness and Jun Zhang and Debra C. Bass and Mark A Klebanoff},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 4},
  pages={427-33}
}
Cigarette smoking protects against preeclampsia but increases the risk of small-for-gestational-age birth (SGA). Regarding body weight, the converse is true: obesity elevates rates of preeclampsia but reduces rates of SGA. The authors assessed the combined effects of smoking and weight among US women developing preeclampsia or SGA, studying 7,757 healthy, primigravid women with singleton pregnancies in 1959-1965. Smoking (never, light, heavy), stratified by prepregnancy body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING

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