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Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines

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Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines( )
Editor: Rodgers, Anne Brown
Yaktine, Ann L.
Author: Committee on Implementation of the IOM Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines,
Board on Children, Youth, and Families,
Food and Nutrition Board,
Institute of Medicine,
National Research Council,
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:National Academies Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Since 1990, when the last guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy were issued, the average body weight of women entering their childbearing years has increased considerably, with a greater percentage of these women now classified as overweight or obese. Women of childbearing age are also more likely to have chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes and to be at risk for poor maternal and child health outcomes. All of these factors increase the likelihood of poor...
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