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Gestational weight gain in relation to offspring obesity over the life course: a systematic review and bias-adjusted meta-analysis

Mamun, Abdullah; Mannan, Munim; Doi, Suhail


Gestational weight gain (GWG) is considered one of the risk factors for future obesity in the offspring. However, the direction and strength of this association at different periods of offspring life is relatively unknown. This study investigates whether excess or inadequate maternal GWG during pregnancy influences the risk of offspring obesity at different stages in life. A systematic review of published articles was undertaken after a comprehensive search of different databases, and extracted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12132


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