Healthy Living

Mar 26, 2014 7:11 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Gaining weight after childbirth may increase a woman's risk of health problems

A new study reveals gaining weight after childbirth may increase a woman's risk of health problems.

Canadian researchers tracked the health of 300 patients for the first 12 months after they gave birth.

By the end of one year, most women lost at least some of their baby weight and were in overall good health.

However, women who gained weight during that year had higher blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels, which put them at a greater risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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