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Implications for practice and research
▶ Children of mothers who are obese prior to pregnancy, and/or gain excessive weight in early pregnancy, carry increased risk for obesity in adolescence.
▶ Obese women of childbearing age should be actively supported to achieve lifestyle modification prior to conception or in early pregnancy.
▶ Research is needed to identify strategies for optimal gestational weight gain (GWG) and lifestyle modification before and during pregnancy.
▶ Studies need to identify women at highest risk of excess GWG plus potential benefits of intense dietary and lifestyle counselling.
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