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Body Mass Index and Preeclampsia


Bodnar, Lisa Marie & Kaufman, Jay S. (2004). Body Mass Index and Preeclampsia. Epidemiology, 15(2), 252-253.


In a study recently published in Epidemiology, O'Brien and colleagues presented results of a metaanalysis examining the relation between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and risk of preeclampsia. Quantifying this relation is of major public health importance given the increasing prevalence of obesity, as well as the high risk of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with preeclampsia. However, results from this overview should be interpreted with caution because the component studies did not estimate a common causal parameter.


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Bodnar, Lisa Marie
Kaufman, Jay S.