HEALTH CONSEQUENCES FOR MOTHER AND BABY OF SUBSTANTIAL PRE-CONCEPTION WEIGHT LOSS IN OBESE WOMEN
Grant number: 1092805 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018
Obesity (BMI >30kg/m2) is now very common in women of child-bearing age.There is strong evidence that maternal obesity increases the rate of pregnancy complications, and affects the growth and well-being of the fetus in-utero. This project aims to determine how substantial pre-conception weight loss, achieved using a Very Low Energy Diet (VLED), impacts maternal and neonatal health outcomes.
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Impact of preconception weight loss on fasting glucose and pregnancy outcomes in women with obesity: A randomized trial
Sarah AL Price, Priya Sumithran, Alison J Nankervis, Michael Permezel, Luke A Prendergast, Joseph Proietto
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effectiveness of a nonsurgical, preconception weight loss intervention on pregnancy outcomes in..
Health consequences for mother and baby of substantial pre-conception weight loss in obese women: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Sarah Price, Alison Nankervis, Michael Permezel, Luke Prendergast, Priya Sumithran, Joseph Proietto
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the management of obesity in women planning pregnancy suggest lifestyle modification before con..