CUHK Studies Alert Pregnant Mothers to Pregnancy Weight Gain
From left: Dr. Ruth Suk Mei CHAN, Centre for Nutritional Studies; study participant madam Cheng; Professor Wing Hung TAM, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Professor Ronald Ching Wan MA, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics; and Ms. Bernice Ho Ki CHEUNG, Registered Dietician, Centre for Nutritional Studies
Studies conducted at CUHK Medicine have led to a new warning for expectant mothers to carefully monitor weight gain during pregnancy, after evidence showed that gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy could lead to cardiometabolic risks in their children. The findings were published in the journal Diabetologia.
Moreover, a Lifestyle Modification Programme is found effective to achieve optimal gestational weight gain. This study was published in the Sciencific Reports.