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Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy Has Long Lasting Effects on Mom, Baby, Future Generations

Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy Has Long Lasting Effects on Mom, Baby, Future Generations

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to negative health outcomes for moms and their babies. This is especially true among low-income minority women, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. In this population, excessive weight gain during pregnancy puts both mom and baby at risk of obesity later in life. 

12/16/2015 | 0 comments
Obesity + Lead Exposure, Bad for the Bones

Obesity + Lead Exposure, Bad for the Bones

The combination of lead exposure and a high-fat diet are particularly hard on the bones and could result in a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a URMC study.

4/23/2015 | 0 comments
In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

A recent study shows that the amount of added sugar teen mothers consume during pregnancy affects the body composition of their babies. Previous research suggests that this could lead to long-term health problems like obesity, hypertension and diabetes.  

12/22/2014 | 1 comment
Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Obese women expecting twins may be able to gain less weight than recommended without harming their babies, according to a new study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

2/12/2014 | 2 comments
URMC Joins Infertility Research Network

URMC Joins Infertility Research Network

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a new member of the Reproductive Medicine Network, a nationwide network of centers conducting research to improve the care of women and men with infertility and other reproductive disorders. 

12/2/2013 | 0 comments
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