Extra pregnancy pounds bad for obese women


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A Kaiser Permanente study followed obese women up to a year after they gave birth. They found a majority of the women gained more than the recommended weight of 25-30 pounds and kept half of that weight on.

The study finds even a modest gain of 10-15 pounds for obese women can be harmful.

Excess weight gain during pregnancy can lead to diabetes, overweight babies and birth complications.

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