Weight management in pregnancy may affect child's bone health

IANS Nov 08, 2018

There is no benefit for children's bone mass if women gain weight during pregnancy, says a new study.

And this applies to both normal and overweight women prior to pregnancy, says Teresa Monjardino, lead author from the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. Weight management strategies during pregnancy reduce child cardiometabolic risk such as diabetes and heart disease. However, because maternal weight has an overall positive correlation with a child's bone mass, pregnancy...

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