Journal article

Time to pregnancy after a prepregnancy very-low-energy diet program in women with obesity substudy of a randomized controlled trial

Sarah A Price, Priya Sumithran, Luke A Prendergast, Alison J Nankervis, Michael Permezel, Joseph Proietto

Fertility and Sterility | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a prepregnancy very-low-energy diet (VLED) program on time to pregnancy in women with obesity. DESIGN: Substudy of a two-arm parallel group randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Multiple tertiary care centers. PATIENT(S): Women 18-38 years old with obesity (body mass index 30-55 kg/m2) and planning conception. INTERVENTION(S): One hundred sixty-four normoglycemic women with body mass index 30-55 kg/m2, aged 18-38 years, and planning pregnancy were recruited through a social media platform for a two-arm randomized controlled trial. Women were allocated to a 12-week standard dietary intervention (SDI) or modified VLED. Completers of the intervention were obs..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by a competitively sought Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation grant and by a National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship (to S.P).