Optimal gestational weight gain ranges for the avoidance of adverse birth weight outcomes: a novel approach.

@article{Beyerlein2009OptimalGW,
  title={Optimal gestational weight gain ranges for the avoidance of adverse birth weight outcomes: a novel approach.},
  author={Andreas Beyerlein and Barbara Schiessl and Nicholas Lack and Ruediger von Kries},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={1552-8}
}
BACKGROUND Gestational weight gain (GWG) has been shown to be directly associated with birth weight. OBJECTIVE We aimed to define ranges for optimal GWG with respect to the risk of either small- or large-for-gestational-age offspring by using a new statistical approach. DESIGN For the purpose of an observational study, data on n = 177,079 mature singleton deliveries in Bavaria between 2004 and 2006 were extracted from a standard data set that is regularly collected for national benchmarking… CONTINUE READING
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