25 May 2016

Role of Pregnancy Body Composition Changes on Pregnancy Outcome, and Infant Feeding on Infant Growth and Body Composition

Posted in Body Composition, Scientific

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Body composition of pregnant women and its influence on infant body composition has been analysed in this scientific paper on the FASEB Journal.

This project evaluated the relationship between pregnancy weight gain and maternal body composition (fat mass, fat free mass, percent body fat and percent lean body mass) changes on pregnancy outcome (type of delivery, birth weight and birth length), and infant feeding on newborn adiposity and growth.

The research consisted in a prospective observational study of healthy pregnant women (measured with BOD POD), new mothers and their newborns (measured with PEA PO) followed up to 16 weeks postpartum.

The findings from the study "add to our understanding of the role of gestational weight gain and particularly, changes in pregnancy body composition on pregnancy outcome and postpartum body composition. This work contributes insight into the effects of infant feeding on early childhood adiposity and growth".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Role of Pregnancy Body Composition Changes on Pregnancy Outcome, and Infant Feeding on Infant Growth and Body Composition"
- Authors: Alex Kojo Anderson, Jessica Smith and Leann L Birch - Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
- Published in
:The FASEB Journal April 2016 vol. 30 no. 1 Supplement 1150.17

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