Navigation Links
Intervention helps women manage weight during and after pregnancy
Date:2/28/2011

percent of women who received the intervention were at or below their pre-pregnancy weight, compared to only 20.7 percent who received only standard care.

Obese or overweight women struggled more to control their weight during pregnancy. Exactly two thirds 66.7 percent of obese or overweight women who received the intervention and 61.1 percent of those who did not gained more than the 1990 IOM recommendation (the study took place before the newest guidelines for obese women). That difference between those who received the intervention and those who did not, Wing said, was not statistically significant. But after birth, obese or overweight women did gain a statistically significant benefit from the intervention: 25.6 percent of those in the intervention group returned to their pre-pregnancy weight or below, compared to only 16.7 percent of women who received standard care.

"What might have happened is that obese and overweight women learned skills during the pregnancy that they had difficulty implementing at that time," Wing said. "After the pregnancy they were able to implement these skills more effectively and so got back to their pre-pregnancy weights."

Normal-weight women may have also benefitted medically from the intervention. Women in the intervention group were nearly four times less likely to experience high blood pressure and three times less likely to have preeclampsia, but Wing cautioned that the absolute numbers of women showing symptoms in either group fewer than a dozen was very small, making the results difficult to interpret.

Future directions

Wing's research group will now look at how the intervention might be tweaked to be more helpful for obese women while they are still pregnant.

Phelan, meanwhile, said she is interested in getting the intervention into the hands of doctors.

"One of the next steps is to implement the intervention as part of standard care," she said. "We de
'/>"/>

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. BU School of Public Health finds simple interventions reduce newborn deaths in Africa
2. School-based interventions for obesity
3. Without intervention, Mariana crow to become extinct in 75 years
4. Super-sized world: Conference addresses global obesity epidemic, explores policies, interventions
5. School-based intervention successfully lowers drinking rates in at risk children
6. Explore stroke care with Society of Interventional Radiologys CLOTS
7. New psychological intervention program shows promise in helping those with bowel diseases
8. Community interventions and in-home visits may slow excess weight gain in American Indian children
9. Investigational immune intervention slows brain shrinkage in Alzheimers patients
10. Society of Interventional Radiology, Custom Computer Specialists announce HI-IQ licensing agreement
11. Society of Interventional Radiology Press offers new edition of patient care resource
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2015)... 23, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce ... 62114357 for DISTRIBUTED VOICE DIRECTED PAYMENT METHOD ... a new groundbreaking payment method. Payment accounts may be ... only be accessed if both the speech (the word ...
(Date:2/12/2015)... , Feb. 12, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... provisional patent 62/113114 for DISTRIBUTED METHOD AND ... The patent further establishes NXT-ID,s position in the ... property portfolio the ability for multiple devices to collaborate ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... PARK, N.C. , Feb. 5, 2015  Marken ... specialist logistics company and has launched a new marketing ... Clinical Logistics Organization (CLO).  The new campaign focuses on ... on patient, protocol and shipments. The first ... , aligns Marken,s priorities with its client,s priorities. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Voice Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Voice Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Collaborative Services to Enable the "Internet of Things" 2NXT-ID Patents Collaborative Services to Enable the "Internet of Things" 3Marken Launches New Patient-Centric Campaign 2
... University scientists have defined a hidden second option plants ... be the first step in boosting plants, nutritional value ... phenylalanine is required to build proteins and is a ... plants, including lignin, which allows plants to stand upright ...
... negative emotions they often use spatial metaphors. A happy person is ... in the dumps. Some researchers believe these metaphors are a clue ... spatial words to talk about emotional states, we also use spatial ... To test this link between vertical space and emotion, in ...
... Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to ... postdoctoral fellowships, career development awards and research grants. HFSP ... selection in a global competition. The names are available ... HFSP postdoctoral fellowships are given to young scientists ...
Cached Biology News:Second plant pathway could improve nutrition, biofuel production 2To remember the good times, reach for the sky 22010 Human Frontier Science Program awards announced 2
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015 Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider ... today announced that it has been named to KMWorld’s ... Knowledge Management.’ , To create the list each ... and system integrators who identify organizations dedicated to the ... information to the right people at the right time. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... FRANCISCO , March 3, 2015  Johnson & ... @ South San Francisco (JLABS @SSF), ... Boulevard, South San Francisco, Calif. ... accommodate up to 50 startups from across the healthcare ... health.  The first resident startups have ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... MN , March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber ... company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced it has initiated ... plant located in Sarnia, Ontario , ... to take approximately five months, with the facility being ... construction to be completed in two months and it ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... MD and Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD announced today ... of audio interviews designed to educate healthcare professionals on ... management. , The series features peer-to-peer interviews ... topics such as:, ,     Translational Genomics and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cambridge Semantics Named to KMWorld’s 2015 ‘100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management’ 2Johnson & Johnson Innovation Opens JLABS @South San Francisco and Announces First Five Resident Startups 2Johnson & Johnson Innovation Opens JLABS @South San Francisco and Announces First Five Resident Startups 3Johnson & Johnson Innovation Opens JLABS @South San Francisco and Announces First Five Resident Startups 4Johnson & Johnson Innovation Opens JLABS @South San Francisco and Announces First Five Resident Startups 5BioAmber Begins Commissioning of Sarnia Commercial Plant 2BioAmber Begins Commissioning of Sarnia Commercial Plant 3American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD Launch Series on Genetics and Genomics 2American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD Launch Series on Genetics and Genomics 3
... JOLLA, Calif., April 2 TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... it received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of ... on the Company,s stockholders, equity as reported in its Annual ... 2008, the Company does not comply with the minimum stockholders, ...
... 2 SPO Medical Inc. (OTC: SPOM),a leading developer ... devices, announced today that it has filed its Annual,Report ... 2008. , Gross revenues of ... initial sales of SPO Medical,s finger oximeter PulseOx 6000(TM) ...
... Commission grants marketing authorization for Intercell,s IXIARO, the ... and military personnel in Europe -- This final ... for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) in December 2008VIENNA, ... announced that its new vaccine to prevent Japanese ...
Cached Biology Technology:TorreyPines Therapeutics Receives Notice of Non-Compliance with Nasdaq Continued Listing Requirements 2SPO Medical Files Annual Report for Fiscal 2008 2SPO Medical Files Annual Report for Fiscal 2008 3Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis 2Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis 3Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis 4
... peptide derived from the internal region of ... Specific for the internal region of the ... the target band at ~590 kDa. ... media from primary tracheobranchial epithelial cultures and ...
Lipid-rich bovine serum albumin for cell culture. It is chromatographically purified and has an IgG content 1.0% (w/w)....
Prepared with distilled water. Yeast extract solution is autolyzed at 150 g/L....
Request Info...
Biology Products: