AWM: Postpartum Individuals (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Bertz F, Brekke H, et al, 2012
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Article Title:
Diet and exercise weight-loss trial in lactating overweight and obese women.
Bertz F, Brekke H, Ellegård L, Rasmussen K, Wennergren M, Winkvist A
The American journal of clinical nutrition
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Low risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Self reported pregnancy BMI of 25-35; nonsmoking; singleton term delivery; intention to breastfeed for 6 months; birth weight of infant >2500 grams; no illness in mother or infant.
Exclusion Criteria:
Not reported
Research Purpose:
The purpose was to conduct a 12-week treatment period and a 9-month follow-up after treatment and included assessments of the separate and interactive effects of diet and exercise behavior modification treatments on weight and body composition during lactation in women who were overweight or obese before pregnancy.
Blinding efforts:
Group allocation was concealed to all until completion of baseline measurements
Study Location:
Gothenburg, Sweden
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
The Swedish Research Council (project grant K2009-70X- 21091-01-3) The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (project grant 2006-0339)