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Maternal and infantile obesity

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 January 1974



One of the earliest reports of the relationship between obesity and reproduction was a study of the circumstances under which 40 women became overweight as a result of pregnancy. No consistent pattern emerged from this study. Excessive gain in weight was recognised in some women during pregnancy, in others only some time after delivery. Furthermore, the response to successive pregnancies was varied, but all the patients had continued to gain weight over the years, and for this reason had sought medical advice. In this selected sample, abnormalities of pregnancy were common, with a high incidence of stillbirths and neonatal mortality.


Naismith, D.J. (1974), "Maternal and infantile obesity", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 74 No. 1, pp. 2-5.




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