Lifestyle intervention for controlling excess gestational weight gain

Thursday, Apr 05, 2018

Women with overweight (25> BMI <30) and obesity (BMI ≥30) gain more weight than recommendation during gestation are associated with increased risks for obesity in the children. A randomized trial unveiled that a lifestyle intervention to promote healthy diet and physical activities to manage gestational weight gain among pregnant women with overweight and obesity led to offspring with greater fat-free mass at birth, while no difference in fat mass was noted versus control group (usual obstetrical care).


Gallagher D, et al. Greater Neonatal Fat-Free Mass and Similar Fat Mass Following a Randomized Trial to Control Excess Gestational Weight Gain. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018;26(3):578-587.

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