The nutrition transition and changes in lifestyles have caused a remarkable increase in obesity during pregnancy. The information described above strongly indicates that this disease is a serious problem with far-reaching consequences. Policy efforts must be directed to the prevention of obesity in young girls, as a way to break the vicious circle. An obese mother has a higher chance of having large-for-gestational-age children, who in turn may become obese in adulthood and will also have newborns with a high risk of macrosomy. We are not considering here the expenses involved in treating an individual with CVD at an early age. Thus, in our opinion, preventive measurements have to be directed to the young, thus preventing women from getting to pregnancy with overweight or obesity.
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