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Research Article, J Hypo Hyperglycemia Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Is Obesity a Significant Risk Predictor for Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women of Middle East Countries?

Pooja Vaswani* and Lekshmi Balachandran
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mafraq Hospital, PO Box 2951, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Corresponding author : Dr Pooja Vaswani
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mafraq Hospital, PO Box 2951, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: 00971552029740
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 11, 2012 Accepted: October 10, 2013 Published: October 16, 2013
Citation: Vaswani P, Balachandran L (2013) Is Obesity a Significant Risk Predictor for Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women of Middle East Countries? J Hypo Hyperglycemia 1:2. doi:10.4172/2327-4700.1000104

Abstract

Is Obesity a Significant Risk Predictor for Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women of Middle East Countries?

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. World Health Organization (WHO) reports in 2005 indicate that approximately 1.6 billion adults were overweight and at least 400 million adults were obese. More than 2.5 million deaths annually are weight related and this could rise to 5 million by 2020. Nearly two thirds of women in the reproductive age group in United States are currently overweight or obese. The alarming increase in the proportion of obese and morbidly obese young women means that more than a fifth of all pregnancies in the UK and many other developed countries are in women categorized as clinically obese.

Keywords: Morbid obesity; Neonatal complications; Gestational diabetes mellitus

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