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Title: Preconception management of women with obesity: A systematic review.
Austin Authors: Price, Sarah A ;Sumithran, Priya ;Nankervis, Alison;Permezel, Michael;Proietto, Joseph 
Affiliation: Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Mercy Hospital for Women, Mercy Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2019 2018-12-13
Publication information: Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity 2019; 20(4): 510-526
Abstract: The prevalence of women of child-bearing age with obesity continues to rise at an alarming rate. This has significant implications for both the short-term and long-term health of mother and offspring. Given the paucity of evidence-based literature in this field, the preconception management of women with obesity is highly variable both between institutions and around the world. This systematic review aims to evaluate studies that inform us about the role of preconception weight loss in the fertility and pregnancy outcomes of women with obesity. Current therapeutic interventions are discussed, with a specific focus on the suitability of weight loss interventions for women with obesity planning pregnancy. There are significant knowledge gaps in the current literature; these are discussed and areas for future research are explored.
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12804
ORCID: 0000-0001-7722-3171
Journal: Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
PubMed URL: 30549166
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Obesity
pregnancy outcomes
weight loss
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