Type

Journal Article

Authors

Fionnuala M McAuliffe
Jean M Donnelly
Eileen R Gibney
Ciara A McGowan
Mary K Horan

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
overweight diet carbohydrate restricted weight loss maternal nutritional physiological phenomena health behavior energy intake humans adult glycemic index food habits female prevention control pregnancy body mass index motor activity obesity breast feeding questionnaires weight gain life style pregnancy outcome postpartum period

Maternal diet and weight at 3 months postpartum following a pregnancy intervention with a low glycaemic index diet: results from the ROLO randomised control trial. (2014)

Abstract Pregnancy increases the risk of being overweight at a later time period, particularly when there is excessive gestational weight gain. There remains a paucity of data into the effect of low glycaemic index (GI) pregnancy interventions postpartum. To examine the impact of a low glycaemic index diet during pregnancy on maternal diet 3 months postpartum. This analysis examined the diet, weight and lifestyle of 460 participants of the ROLO study 3 months postpartum. Questionnaires on weight, physical activity, breastfeeding, supplement use, food label reading and dietary habits were completed. The intervention group had significantly greater weight loss from pre-pregnancy to 3 months postpartum than the control group (1.3 vs. 0.1 kg, p = 0.022). The intervention group reported greater numbers following a low glycaemic index diet (p < 0.001) and reading food labels (p = 0.032) and had a lower glycaemic load (GL) (128 vs. 145, p = 0.014) but not GI (55 vs. 55, p = 0.809) than controls. Low GI dietary interventions in pregnancy result in improved health-behaviours and continued reported compliance at 3 months postpartum possibly through lower dietary GL as a result of portion control. Greater levels of weight loss from pre-pregnancy to 3 months postpartum in the intervention group may have important positive implications for overweight and obesity.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Jean M Donnelly, Eileen R Gibney, Ciara A McGowan, Mary K Horan

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Fionnuala M McAuliffe
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Eileen R Gibney
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Mary K Horan
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