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Resistance exercise training during pregnancy and newborn's birth size: a randomised controlled trial
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Physical education and sport
Information
Abstract
Objective: We examined the effect of light intensity resistance exercise training performed during the second and third trimester of pregnancy on the newborn¿s birth size. We also studied the association between maternal body weight prior pregnancy and newborn¿s birth size. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Subjects: We randomly assigned 160 sedentary to either a training (n¿80) or a control (n¿80) group. The training programme focused on light resistance and toning exercises (three times per week, 35¿40 min per session). We recorded the Apgar score, birth weight, birth length, and head circumference of the newborn, as well as gestational age at time of delivery from hospital perinatal records. We also measured maternal weight and height before parity and gestational weight gain. Results: Maternal characteristics neither differ between groups (all P40.1) nor newborn characteristics (all P40.1). Maternal body weight was positively and significantly associated with newborn¿s birth weight and length only in the control group (b¿0.019 and 0.065, respectively, P=0.01). Conclusion: Light intensity resistance training performed over the second and third trimester of pregnancy does not have a negative impact on the newborn¿s body size or overall health. Exercise interventions might attenuate the adverse consequences of maternal body weight before pregnancy on the newborn¿s birth size.
International
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JCR
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Title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY
ISBN
0307-0565
Impact factor JCR
3,64
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
0
From page
1048
To page
1057
Month
ENERO
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Participants
  • Participante: JONATHAN RUIZ
  • Autor: Ruben Omar Barakat Carballo (UPM)
  • Participante: ALEJANDRO LUCÍA (UNIVERSIDAD EUROPEA DE MADRID)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ejercicio Físico, Salud y sus Fundamentos Fisiológicos (EFISAF)
  • Departamento: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
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