Association between weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum weight retention and obesity: A bias-adjusted meta-analysis
Gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with postpartum weight retention (PPWR) in women. The strength of the association between GWG and long-term PPWR and body mass index (BMI), however, is still unclear. Publications from different databases were systematically extracted and the articles relevant to this study were reviewed to quantify the effect estimate of GWG on PPWR and BMI using a bias-adjusted method. The Institute of Medicine categories of "inadequate," "adequate," and "excess"...[Show more]
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