Application of mathematical models in the management of obesity during pregnancy and the postpartum period in reproductive age women

Nutr Res. 2019 Oct;70:7-10. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2019.03.013. Epub 2019 Mar 27.


Obesity is a complex pandemic, and its effective management involves addressing many different factors. This complexity has given rise to novel analytic methods, integrating intensive computational, engineering, and statistical techniques. Mathematical models are currently applied to inform clinical practice. At the 2017 The Korean Nutrition Society 50th Anniversary International Conference, the development of such models and their application to improve data accuracy and patient care during the pregnancy and postpartum periods were discussed.

Keywords: Gestational weight gain; Mathematical models; Prepregnancy weight; Weight loss; Weight management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Body Mass Index*
  • Female
  • Gestational Weight Gain
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Postnatal Care*
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
  • Prenatal Care*
  • Risk Factors
  • Weight Gain*