Breezing Metabolism Tracker and Pregnancy: Published in Global Journal
Breezing has been featured in a new study published by the Global Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.
In this study, researchers took a closer look at the question: how does metabolism tracking affect weight change during and after pregnancy?
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Metabolism during Pregnancy: What Happens?
Metabolism changes greatly during pregnancy, and the way it changes can be different for each woman. Despite an increased need for calories, excessive gestational weight gain still affects many women, contributing to adverse maternal and child health outcomes. Extensive research has shown that real-time tracking of health parameters may improve prenatal health.
To better understand how pregnancy and metabolism are related, the Breezing Metabolism Team is working with The Human Placenta Project, a collaborative research effort launched by the NICHD to study the role of the placenta in health and disease.
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Looking at three pregnancy cases, the results showed that REE during pregnancy can increase, stay the same, or even decrease. In the first case, REE increased during the second trimester and remained relatively stable through delivery. In the second case, REE stayed the same throughout pregnancy. In the third case, REE decreased with nausea and remained low later in pregnancy.
These results show that REE is unique for each woman, and it is a complex variable that depends on a number of different factors. “Calculating” REE is no different from estimating it. And, as studies have shown, these estimates can be very wrong. When considering the health of both the mother and the child, it’s more important than ever to measure and track metabolism, not just “calculate” a number.