Overweight and obesity in fathers-to-be

A new study which measured the BMI and body composition of fathers-to-be in a maternity hospital in Ireland found that of the 167 fathers-to-be in the survey two out of three were overweight or obese. Fifty percent of the men were overweight and 14% obese. Based on the findings the authors suggest that public health interventions directed at obesity during pregnancy should include both parents-to-be.

Read more about the study in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

 

Posted: 22/08/2011 12:58:42 by Christine Connolly


 

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