publication . Article . 2017

Prevention and management of maternal obesity in pregnancy

E. Alexopoulou; N. Giannousi; I. K. Thanasas;
Open Access Greek
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Epistīmonika Chronika (issn: 1791-1362, eissn: 2241-1666, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Scientific Council of the General Hospital of Piraeus Tzaneion
Abstract
Nowadays obesity is one of the most important nutritional problems with features contemporary epidemic which concerns not only the developed but also the developing countries. Obesity during pregnancy associate with maternal and perinatal risks that make the management of obesity, before and during pregnancy imperative. The best and most effective treatment of obesity in pregnancy is prevention. A healthy diet and regular exercise of pregnant woman is crucial for the normal development of pregnancy. Moreover every obese pregnant woman should be informed about the importance of calorie - intake regulation and weight reduction both before and after pregnancy. Addi...
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free text keywords: maternal obesity, pregnancy, nutrition, exercise, Medicine, R
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