Tackling the Mysteries of Obesity in a Skinny City

There are the fliers on the walls of St. Luke’s Hospital. There are the doctors — the Committee for Human Research has signed off on the study, so doctors can mention it to any patients who seem like they might qualify, and both UCSF and CPMC are collaborating, so that’s a lot of doctors.

The goal: to measure what happens, to both women and their children, when women who meet the NIH standards for being overweight — a body mass index of 25 or higher — participate in a stress-reduction and healthy-eating training during pregnancy.......click for more


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