NEW DELHI, Oct. 21, 2023 (TBINN)
Pregnant women gaining more weight than that recommended are at a greater risk of death from heart disease or diabetes later in life, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.
Increased mortality risk was found for all weight groups studied, including those defined as underweight, normal or overweight prior to their pregnancies, the researchers said, having analysed more than 45,000 U.S. women’s data of 50 years, including their Body Mass Index (B.M.I.) and weight fluctuations during pregnancy.
No heightened risk was, however, found in women who were obese prior to pregnancy, the team of researchers, led by those from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said.