Sunday, July 24, 2016

Women Health: The Obesity and Pregnacy' Research and Studies of Prepregnancy obesity in Twin pregnancy

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Obesity is a medical condition of excess body fat accumulated overtime, while overweight is a condition of excess body weight relatively to the height. According to the Body Mass Index(BMI), a BMI between 25 to 29.9 is considered over weight, while a BMI of over 30 is an indication of obesity. According to the statistic, 68% of American population are either overweight or obese.

You can calculate your BMI index BMI= weight (kg)/ height (m2)

The Studies of Prepregnancy obesity in Twin pregnancy

The prevalence of childbearing age obesity is wide spreading in US, approximately, 50% of them are either overweight [body mass index (BMI) 25-29.9 kg/m(2)] or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)).
Twin pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia. In the study of Case-control analysis of all twin pregnancies managed by one maternal-fetal medicine practice from 2005 to 2012 to evaluate whether the risk factors for preeclampsia in twin pregnancies are the same as those in singleton pregnancies, according to standard American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists definition, conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, posted PubMed, indicated that on univariable analysis, the risk factors associated with preeclampsia in twin pregnancies were egg donation, nonwhite race, nulliparity, prepregnancy obesity, and gestational diabetes. On adjusted analysis, the risk factors independently associated with preeclampsia were egg donation (aOR 2.409, 95% CI 1.051, 5.524) and prepregnancy obesity (aOR 2.367, 95% CI 1.079.

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