Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for metabolic and heart diseases and nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized.
Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.
Babies whose mothers did not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk for death within their first year of life, new study findings show.
Babies born to women who have undergone bariatric surgery for weight loss were more likely to be premature and to be small for gestational age.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for preterm delivery, according to a population-based cohort study of women in Sweden.
Metabolic syndrome is more likely to develop in postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer than in postmenopausal women who never had the disease.
The advice that many overweight and obese women are receiving on gestational weight gain (GWG) from their providers is insufficient and often inappropriate, concludes a small study conducted at Penn State College of Medicine.
Preoperative measurement of intra-abdominal visceral fat, and the ratio of intra-abdominal visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, may help predict women at greater risk for difficulties during robotic surgery.
In obese patients, laparoscopic ports should be placed more than 10 centimeters from the midline to minimize the chance of injury to epigastric vessels, according to research presented at the 41st Global Congress of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
More than 64% of the adult women in the United States are overweight or obese, and these patients pose special challenges for surgeons. New research examining outcomes and complication rates, particularly in the emerging field of robotic surgery, will allow better management of these patients, and ObGyn.net will be paying special attention to this research at AAGL 2012 in Las Vegas.