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News One size does not fit all: Examining ethnicity in gestational weight gain guidelines

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Global health increasingly focuses on easily measured, cost-effective, quantitative metrics for public health guidelines and assessments

​Pregnancy-related metrics vary by race/ethnicity, yet most gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines are ethnicity-blind. GWG guidelines’ implicit notions of Caucasian–Americans as optimal may lead to ‘One Size Fits All’ recommendations that can obscure important biocultural factors contributing to maternal child health outcomes. Click here to read the full article.

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Melissa Melby, biological anthropologist at UD, has article published in online journal Health Care for Women International, 11 Feb 2019.

​Melissa Melby, biological anthropologist at UD, has article published in online journal Health Care for Women International, 11 Feb 2019.

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