December 23, 2013

Family Science Professor Dr. Sandra Hofferth and Associate Professor Dr. Edmond Shenassa have co-authored a paper in the Journal of Public Health with Dr. Regina Davis '12, Associate Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, examining the relationship between gestational weight gain, mothers' body mass index (BMI) before and during pregnancy, and infant mortality rates. The study found that women who do not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of losing their baby in its first year of life. A summary of the study's important findings is provided in this press release.

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