n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Obesity in pregnancy : review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 21 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:21-28 Introduction Obesity is a worldwide problem with an ever-increasing prevalence. It has traditionally been regarded primarily as a problem of developed nations, but developing nations are just as much in its grip. South Africa is no exception to this phenomenon. Obesity clearly deserves the description that it has been given by the World Health Organization: an "escalating epidemic" and "one of the greatest neglected public health problems of our time, with an impact on health which may prove to be as great as smoking". A big concern ..

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