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Health behaviours during pregnancy in women with very severe obesity

Mohd-Shukri, Nor Azwani and Duncan, A. and Denison, Fiona C. and Forbes, S. and Walker, Brian R. and Norman, Jane E. and Reynolds, Rebecca M. (2015) Health behaviours during pregnancy in women with very severe obesity. Nutrients, 7. pp. 8431-8443. ISSN 2072-6643

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Abstract

The health behaviours of pregnant women with very severe obesity are not known, though these women are at high risk of pregnancy complications. We carried out a prospective case-control study including 148 very severely obese (BMI >40 kg/m2 ) and 93 lean (BMI < 0.05). Women with very severe obesity have low self-reported intakes and circulating levels of essential micronutrients in pregnancy and few follow current recommendations for pregnancy nutrition and lifestyle. These high-risk women represent a group to target for education about health behaviours prior to and during pregnancy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5039/47552
Uncontrolled Keywords: obesity; pregnancy; diet; exercise; lifestyle; micronutrients
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Nor Azwani Mohd Shukri
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 15:15
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 08:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47552

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