Pregnant women who gained more weight than recommended had a increased risk of death from heart disease or diabetes in subsequent decadesaccording to a study published in the journal The Lancet which analyzes more than 50 years of data.
Behind this research are scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. “We hope that this work will lead to greater efforts to identify new, effective and safe ways to “help pregnant women achieve healthy weight gain,” the researcher points out Stefanie Hinkle, lead author of the study.
“We show that gaining weight during pregnancy within current guidelines can protect against potential negative impacts much later in life.”
To carry out this observational work, the researchers analyzed a large set of American data that spanned from the time a woman she gave birth until the next five decades.
The project cataloged data from a racially diverse cohort of women who gave birth in the 1950s or 1960s and linked their records to mortality data extending through 2016, explains a statement from the University of Medicine School of Medicine. Pennsylvania.