Maternal obesity linked to health risks and costs, study shows

09/23/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women who suffered maternal obesity were more likely than their healthier peers to develop essential and pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes, a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology indicated. Researchers also found women who were underweight, overweight or obese had increased hospital admissions and higher medical expenses compared with normal-weight women.

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