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Eur J Clin Nutr. 1999 Nov;53(11):849-53.

Dietary restraint and weight gain during pregnancy.

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  • 1Nutrition Research Centre, South Bank University, London, UK.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To explore dietary intake and weight gain during pregnancy in relation to dietary restraint.

DESIGN:

Longitudinal prospective study. Attitudes to weight gain during pregnancy were assessed using self-administered questionnaires and dietary intake by 7-d weighed diet records in early and late pregnancy.

SETTING:

South West London 1995-1996.

SUBJECTS:

74 Caucasian pregnant women expecting their first or second baby were recruited through a London hospital and data from 62 women were analysed.

RESULTS:

Restrained eaters were significantly less likely to experience weight gains within the recommended range for their pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) (P=0.026). They gained either more or less weight than recommended.

CONCLUSIONS:

Dietary restraint appears to have undesirable influences on eating and weight gain during pregnancy which require further attention.

PMID:
10556996
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