Pregnancy as a risk factor for obesity: lessons from the Stockholm Pregnancy and Weight Development Study.

@article{Rssner1995PregnancyAA,
  title={Pregnancy as a risk factor for obesity: lessons from the Stockholm Pregnancy and Weight Development Study.},
  author={Stephan R{\"o}ssner and A. Ohlin},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={1995},
  volume={3 Suppl 2},
  pages={267s-275s}
}
Pregnancy and maternal body weight development are intertwined in complicated patterns. In most studies, an increase in maternal body weight with age and parity has been reported. For women who develop obesity, pregnancies can, in retrospect, be identified as important triggering life events. In a retrospective analysis of 128 women at our Obesity Unit, 73% of these severely obese patients had retained more than 10 kg in connection with a pregnancy. For the general population, the effect of a… CONTINUE READING