Mixed Outcomes in Pregnancy After Weight-Loss Surgery

February 26, 2015 4:58 PM

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Mixed Outcomes in Pregnancy After Weight-Loss Surgery

Women with a history of bariatric surgery who later gave birth faced both benefits and risks including a lower risk for gestational diabetes, but a higher one for shorter gestation, according to a Swedish cohort study.

Compared to a control group of pregnant women who did not undergo bariatric surgery, the procedure was associated with a lower risk of gestational diabetes (1.9% versus 6.8%, odds ratio 0.25, 95% CI, 0.13-0.47, P<0.001) and excessive fetal growth (8.6% versus 22.4%, OR 0.33, 95% CI, 0.24-0.44, P<0.0...

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