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Predictors of postpartum weight change among overweight and obese women: results from the Active Mothers Postpartum study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22092110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The postpartum period may be critical for the development of midlife obesity. Identifying factors associated with postpartum weight change could aid in targeting women for healthy lifestyle interventions.
METHODS: Data from Active Mothers Postpartum (AMP), a study of overweight and obese postpartum women (n=450), were analyzed to determine the effect of baseline characteristics, breastfeeding, diet, physical activity, and contraception on weight change from 6 weeks to 12, 18, and 24 months postpartum. The repeated measures mixed model was used to test the association of these effects with weight change.
RESULTS: Although mean weight loss was modest (0.49 kg by 24 months), the range of weight change was striking (+21.5 kg to -24.5 kg, standard deviation [SD] 7.4). Controlling only for baseline weight, weight loss was associated with breastfeeding, hormonal contraception, lower junk food and greater healthy food intake, and greater physical activity. Only junk food intake and physical activity were significant after controlling for all other predictors.
CONCLUSIONS: Eating less healthy foods and being less physically active put overweight and obese women at risk of gaining more weight after a pregnancy.
Authors:
Truls Østbye; Bercedis L Peterson; Katrina M Krause; Geeta K Swamy; Cheryl A Lovelady
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2011-11-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women's health (2002)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1931-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-02     Completed Date:  2012-06-21     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159262     Medline TA:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Body Mass Index
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data
Exercise
Female
Food Habits
Humans
Mothers
North Carolina / epidemiology
Obesity
Overweight / epidemiology*
Postpartum Period*
Pregnancy
Principal Component Analysis
Risk Factors
Weight Gain
Weight Loss* / physiology
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DK064986/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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