(HealthDay)—Gestational weight gain in excess of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Marissa H. Platner, M.D., from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study […]Continue Reading ...
In mouse study, researchers find it’s not the added calories but the long-term reduction in energy expended During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive […]Continue Reading ...
Pregnant mothers have been advised to eat for two for centuries. A professional body for midwives now has come up with recommendations that this belief is a myth and pregnant women should be advised how to better manage their body weights. This recommendation is based on a new study that shows that excessive weight gain […]Continue Reading ...
Fluoxetine (Prozac). Image: Wikimedia Commons Researchers at King’s College London have found that patients prescribed any of the 12 most commonly used antidepressants were 21% more likely to experience an episode of gain weight than those not taking the drugs, (after adjusting for other factors which might affect this result). The full research is published […]Continue Reading ...
Significant improvements in communication between providers and patients surrounding gestational weight gain during prenatal care were found using a new combination of education and a tracking tool in a study by the Mother Baby clinical service line of Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. “Because weight may be a sensitive issue, many providers are uncomfortable talking […]Continue Reading ...
Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to researchers. “This highlights the importance of prevention efforts in childhood and adolescence,” said Emily Hohman, assistant research professor of the Center for Childhood Obesity Research. The center is a college-wide collaboration […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Smokers give lots of reasons for not quitting smoking, with fear of weight gain ranking as one of the most favored, but a new study that followed smokers from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) confirms that even modest increases in physical activity can minimize weight gain in postmenopausal women after they have […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 Researchers in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences have found that patients prescribed any of the 12 most commonly used antidepressants were 21% more likely to experience an episode of gain weight than those not taking the drugs, after adjusting for other factors which might affect this result. They also […]Continue Reading ...
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