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Prepregnancy Obesity: Determinants, Consequences, and Solutions

Citation

Siega-Riz, Anna Maria (2012). Prepregnancy Obesity: Determinants, Consequences, and Solutions. Advances in Nutrition, 3(1), 105-107. PMCID: PMC3262609

Abstract

Obesity among women of childbearing age is of paramount importance because of its association with multiple adverse health outcomes for the mother and fetus once a woman becomes pregnant. Obesity is more prevalent among women of lower socioeconomic status and of color who often times lack health insurance. This health disparity that exists within a framework of repeating cycle of risk emphasizes the urgency for accelerating the discovery of solutions for the obesity problem among women of childbearing age.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/an.111.001081

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

Advances in Nutrition

Author(s)

Siega-Riz, Anna Maria

PMCID

PMC3262609