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Pre-pregnancy overweight as a risk factor for postpartum depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 10 to 15% of women after giving birth worldwide. PPD is a depressive disorder characterised by fear of failure, emotional ambivalence, and major depressive symptoms which can ultimately impact maternal caregiving and lead to a disturbed mother-to-infant relationship. This in turn can influence the newborn’s long-term development. Thus, identification of underlying risk factors is important. The aetiology of PPD is still not completely understood. Therefore, several studies endeavoured to shed…
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Obesity in children and adolescents: a growing global health challenge

The number of obese children and adolescents has risen dramatically in the past four decades, reveals a large study that was published in The Lancet in October 2017. Although more children and adolescents worldwide are moderately or severely underweight than obese at this time, the situation will reverse by 2022 if the current trend continues. The rise in obesity is of great concern, as excessive body weight in childhood and adolescence is associated with…
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