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Higher maternal dietary protein intake in late pregnancy is associated with a lower infant ponderal index at birth

Andreasyan, Karen; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terry; Morley, R; Riley, M; Dear, Keith; Cochrane, Jennifer


Aim: A high ponderal index at birth has been associated with later obesity and it has been suggested that intervention to prevent obesity and its sequela should consider the antenatal period. In this context, we investigated the association between maternal nutrition and birth anthropometry. Design: We analyzed data on 1040 mother-infant pairs collected during the Tasmanian Infant Health Survey (TIHS), Tasmania, 1988-1989. Maternal dietary intake during pregnancy was measured by food frequency...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602552


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