Low birth weight in the offspring of women with anorexia nervosa.

  title={Low birth weight in the offspring of women with anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Francesca Solmi and Hannah Sallis and Daniel Stahl and Janet Treasure and Nadia Micali},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
A growing body of literature has investigated the association between maternal anorexia nervosa and pregnancy outcomes. Infant low birth weight is associated with a number of neurodevelopmental and physical sequelae; however, consistent results on its association with maternal anorexia nervosa are scant. Therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing literature were undertaken. PubMed, Embase, and PsychInfo were searched for studies comparing the mean birth weight of babies… CONTINUE READING
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