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    Deferring weight gain during pregnancy reduces weight retention


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    Wednesday, November 19, 2003 5:50 am Email this article
    GAINING MORE THAN 26 LBS during pregnancy was associated with post-pregnancy weight retention of 5 lbs or more.

    Weight gain during the first 20 weeks was a strong predictor of weight retention. The study involved 371 healthy nonsmoking white women with an average age of 24.5 years.

    REFERENCE

    Muscati SK, Gray-Donald K, Koski KG. Timing of weight gain during pregnancy: promoting fetal growth and minimizing maternal weight retention. International Journal of Obesity, June 1996, 20(6):526-32.

    Correspondence: Dr Katherine Gray-Donald, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21, 111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada H9X 3V9.

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