The short- and long-term implications of maternal obesity on the mother and her offspring.

@article{Catalano2006TheSA,
  title={The short- and long-term implications of maternal obesity on the mother and her offspring.},
  author={Patrick Michael Catalano and Hugh M Ehrenberg},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 10},
  pages={1126-33}
}
Obesity's increasing prevalence has reached epidemic proportions in the USA, with close to one-third of the adult population affected in 2000. Additionally, there is increasing prevalence of obesity in other industrialised areas of the world such as Europe. Of potentially more concern is the potential risks associated with obesity and related metabolic complications in the developing world. The maternal, fetal, peripartum and neonatal complications of obesity in pregnancy have far-reaching… CONTINUE READING

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