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Author(s): Henriques, A
Azevedo, A
Title: A biopsychosocial approach to the interrelation between motherhood and women’s excessive weight
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Portugal is characterized by a high prevalence of overweight and obesity among women, whose weight increases most rapidly in early adulthood. Individual genetic features and behaviours, along with social, cultural and environmental factors interact in complex relationships with body weight and with its variation throughout time. Motherhood may trigger an increase in weight, potentially influencing the associations between excessive weight and several other health determinants. Taking into account the quality of prenatal care within Portugal's health care system, regarding coverage and success in improved outcomes, we theoretically demonstrate why pregnancy and motherhood should be seen as opportunities for prevention and why a deeper knowledge about the interplay of biological, social and psychological determinants of weight at this stage of life can be useful to design more effective weight control interventions towards this population.
Subject: Motherhood
Source: PBJ, vol. 1(2), p. 59-64
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Nacional
Rights: openAccess
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