Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcomes.

@article{Castro2002MaternalOA,
  title={Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcomes.},
  author={Lony C Castro and Robert L Avina},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          601-6
        }
}
  • Lony C Castro, Robert L Avina
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    Current opinion in obstetrics…
    2002
  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE OF REVIEW The rates of obesity are increasing rapidly in the United States and other countries. Because obesity is a major factor in the development of many chronic diseases, it is an important individual and public health issue. This review focuses on the pregnancy complications associated with maternal obesity. RECENT FINDINGS Maternal obesity adversely impacts pregnancy outcome primarily through increased rates of hypertensive disease (chronic hypertension and pre-eclampsia… CONTINUE READING

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