Impacts of gestational weight gain seen 50+ years later


Gestational weight gain might have implications that extend beyond the pregnancy window to long-term health, according to a study published in the Nov. 18 issue of The Lancet.

Stefanie N. Hinkle, Ph.D., from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues assessed whether gestational weight change was associated with mortality more than 50 years later. The analysis included 46,042 participants in the Collaborative Perinatal Project (1959 to 1965).

The researchers found that for participants with underweight before pregnancy (body mass index [BMI], “This study’s novel findings support the importance of achieving healthy gestational weight gain within recommendations, adding that the implications might extend beyond the pregnancy window to long-term health, including cardiovascular and diabetes-related mortality,” the authors write.

More information:
Stefanie N Hinkle et al, Gestational weight change in a diverse pregnancy cohort and mortality over 50 years: a prospective observational cohort study, The Lancet (2023). DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01517-9

Tomomi Kotani et al, Long-term effects of gestational weight gain on mortality, The Lancet (2023). DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01837-8

Copyright © 2023 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Citation:
Impacts of gestational weight gain seen 50+ years later (2023, December 2)
retrieved 2 December 2023
from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-11-impacts-gestational-weight-gain-years.html

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no
part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *