Research on Body Composition in Pregnancy
cgleason at mx.serv.net
Wed Jan 15 07:29:49 PST 1997
Colleagues - the information below is a summary from a report I
received from our Bureau of MCH. For more information on the actual
research, please contact Michelle Keyes-Welch of the NCEMCH,
On December 13, 1996, the topic for the MCH Bureau's 12th Research
Roundtable seminar was "Body Composition in Pregnant Women". Sally
Lederman, Ph.D., of Columbia University NY presented research
findings from a five year project funded by MCHB.
Dr. Lederman's research addressed the associations between
pre-pregnancy maternal weight status; wieght gain during pregnancy;
and birthweight - which in turn affect perinatal mortality.
These risk factors and health status indicators are of great interest
in public health nutrition for MCH.
A discussion summary of the Research Roundtable can be obtained from
the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.
Contact Michelle Keyes-Welch, 703-524-7802.
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