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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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Obesity prior to pregnancy is associated with metabolic disorders that promote the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes.

_____ True _____ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Obesity prior to pregnancy is associated with metabolic disorders that promote the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes” is true or false.

Introduction: Obesity is a condition in which body fats accumulate primarily due to metabolic disorders, overeating, and physical inactivity and can lead to complications during pregnancy including hypertension and gestational diabetes.

Explanation

Women who are obese prior to pregnancy are found to be more vulnerable to hypertension and gestational diabetes and a control in their diet and additional physical activity have shown to improve their condition.

An increase in body fat content due to obesity often leads to metabolic adaptations that incre...

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