Type

Journal Article

Authors

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

Subjects

Medicine & Nursing

Topics
body mass index randomised trial association study infant feeding postpartum period fat intake childhood obesity follow up

The association between maternal nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy and 2-year-old offspring adiposity: analysis from the ROLO study. (2016)

Abstract To examine the association between maternal nutrition and lifestyle factors and offspring adiposity, using baseline and 2-year postpartum follow-up data from a randomised control trial of low glycaemic index diet. Food diaries and lifestyle questionnaires were completed during pregnancy and infant feeding and maternal lifestyle questionnaires 2 years postpartum for 281 mother and infant pairs from the ROLO study. Maternal anthropometry was measured throughout pregnancy and infant and maternal anthropometry was measured 2 years postpartum. Maternal 2 year postpartum body mass index (BMI) was positively associated with offspring BMI-for-age z-score (B = 0.105, p = 0.015). Trimester 2 saturated fat intake was positively associated with offspring subscapular:triceps skinfold ratio (B = 0.018, p = 0.001). Trimester 1 glycaemic index was also positively associated with offspring sum of subscapular and triceps skinfolds (B = 0.009, p = 0.029). Maternal BMI 2 years postpartum was positively associated with offspring BMI. Pregnancy saturated fat intake was positively and polyunsaturated fat negatively associated with offspring adiposity. While further research is necessary, pregnancy and the postpartum period may be early opportunities to combat childhood obesity.
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Full list of authors on original publication

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

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Fionnuala M McAuliffe
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 176
 
2
Eileen R Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 98
 
3
Ciara A McGowan
University College Dublin
 
4
Jean M Donnelly
University College Dublin
 
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Mary K Horan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 11