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Maternal Obesity

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Maria Regina Torloni, Ana Pilar Betrán, Mario Merialdi, Cuilin Zhang, Frank B. Hu, Jorge E. Chavarro, Thomas L. Toth, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Pat Doyle, Naveed Sattar, Dilys J. Freeman, Ruth Bell, Peter W. G. Tennant, Judith Rankin, Louise M. Howard, Helen Croker, Andrea Deierlein, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Abigail Fraser, Debbie A. Lawlor, Lucilla Poston, Paul D. Taylor, Peter Nathanielsz, Sebastian G. Bouret, Shalini Ojha, Helen Budge, Michael E. Symonds, Melissa A. Suter, Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery, Emily Oken, Matthew W. Gillman, Scott M. Nelson, Lisa M. Bodnar, Meredith S. Parrott, Ronald G. Devlieger, Isabelle Guelinckx, Carolyn Chiswick, Fiona C. Denison, Kathleen M. Rasmussen
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107003965

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  • Obesity incidence continues to grow in both the developed and developing world. More than 300 million women are clinically obese and this has profound effects on health during pregnancy and the wellbeing of the unborn child. In the face of such a challenging pandemic, this book reviews the latest research, providing up-to-date advice on clinical management. Obesity and Pregnancy addresses the adverse effects of obesity among women of childbearing age, including infertility, medical complications, problems in labor and adverse birth outcomes and reviews evidence that the obese mother's in utero environment has long-lasting influences on the health of the developing child. Chapters cover basic, clinical and population perspectives, providing valuable information from mechanistic insight through to public health and policy implications. Invaluable for obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, endocrinologists, midwives and dieticians, as well as researchers and public health policy makers seeking to tackle the burden of maternal obesity-related illness.

    • Written and edited by international experts to ensure a global view of this global problem
    • Presents essential findings from many research areas in one volume, including trends and determinants, maternal and child outcomes, and basic, clinical and population perspectives
    • Provides insight into the 'developmental programming' hypothesis, helping readers understand the legacy of maternal obesity for the developing child
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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107003965
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 195 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 24 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Trends and Determinants of Obesity in Women of Reproductive Age:
    1. Demography of obesity Maria Regina Torloni, Ana Pilar Betrán and Mario Merialdi
    2. Determinants of obesity Cuilin Zhang and Frank B. Hu
    3. Obesity and fertility Jorge E. Chavarro and Thomas L. Toth
    Part II. Pregnancy Outcome:
    4. Maternal outcomes in obese pregnancies Eugene Oteng-Ntim and Pat Doyle
    5. Potential mechanisms contributing to gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia in the obese woman Naveed Sattar and Dilys J. Freeman
    6. Fetal and infant outcomes in obese pregnancies Ruth Bell, Peter W. G. Tennant and Judith Rankin
    7. Obesity in pregnancy and mental health Louise M. Howard and Helen Croker
    Part III. Long-term Consequences:
    8. Long-term consequences of obesity in pregnancy for the mother Andrea Deierlein and Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    9. Long-term consequences of maternal obesity and gestational weight gain for offspring obesity and cardiovascular risk – intrauterine or shared familial mechanisms? Abigail Fraser and Debbie A. Lawlor
    10. Influences of maternal obesity on the health of the offspring: a review of animal models Lucilla Poston, Paul D. Taylor and Peter Nathanielsz
    11. Developmental origins of obesity: energy balance pathways – appetite. The role of developmental plasticity of the hypothalamus Sebastian G. Bouret
    12. Adipose tissue development and its potential contribution to later obesity Shalini Ojha, Helen Budge and Michael E. Symonds
    13. Maternal diet and nutritional status and risk of obesity in the child: the role of epigenetic mechanisms Melissa A. Suter and Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery
    Part IV. Interventions:
    14. Interventional strategies to improve outcomes in obese pregnancies: focus on gestational weight gain Emily Oken and Matthew W. Gillman
    15. Interventional strategies to improve outcome in obese pregnancies: insulin resistance and gestational diabetes Scott M. Nelson and Lucilla Poston
    16. Intervention strategies to improve outcomes in obese pregnancies: micronutrients and dietary supplements Lisa M. Bodnar and Meredith S. Parrott
    17. Pre-pregnancy bariatric surgery: improved fertility and pregnancy outcome? Ronald G. Devlieger and Isabelle Guelinckx
    Part V. Management and Policy:
    18. Clinical management of obesity in pregnancy Carolyn Chiswick and Fiona C. Denison
    19. Public health policies relating to obesity in childbearing women Kathleen M. Rasmussen
    Index.

  • Editors

    Matthew W. Gillman, Harvard Medical School
    Lucilla Poston is Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health, Division of Women's Health, King's College London, London, UK.

    Lucilla Poston, King's College London
    Matthew W. Gillman is Director of the Obesity Prevention Program and Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and is Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

    Contributors

    Maria Regina Torloni, Ana Pilar Betrán, Mario Merialdi, Cuilin Zhang, Frank B. Hu, Jorge E. Chavarro, Thomas L. Toth, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Pat Doyle, Naveed Sattar, Dilys J. Freeman, Ruth Bell, Peter W. G. Tennant, Judith Rankin, Louise M. Howard, Helen Croker, Andrea Deierlein, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Abigail Fraser, Debbie A. Lawlor, Lucilla Poston, Paul D. Taylor, Peter Nathanielsz, Sebastian G. Bouret, Shalini Ojha, Helen Budge, Michael E. Symonds, Melissa A. Suter, Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery, Emily Oken, Matthew W. Gillman, Scott M. Nelson, Lisa M. Bodnar, Meredith S. Parrott, Ronald G. Devlieger, Isabelle Guelinckx, Carolyn Chiswick, Fiona C. Denison, Kathleen M. Rasmussen

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