May 22, 2018

Pregnancy not a long-term cause of weight gain

The “commonly held” notion that pregnancy is a cause of long-term weight gain has been challenged by new research, which suggests unemployment and depression are instead likely factors. A study from the University of Canberra tracked the weight of 8,000 young women over 15 years, comparing the results of those who became mothers with those who did not. “The common perception in laypeople, but also researchers, is that pregnancy probably