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Research Publications in journals:
Exercise during pregnancy and risk of maternal anaemia: a randomised, controlled trial
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Physical education and sport
Information
Abstract
The purpose of this randomised controlled trial was to examine the effect of regular exercise (3 times/week) performed during the second and third trimester of pregnancy on the risk of prepartum maternal anaemia (MA) (haemoglobin <11g/dL). We randomly assigned 160 sedentary healthy women to either a training or a control group (n=80 each). We recorded haematological variables at baseline (1st trimester), beginning of 2nd and 3rd trimester. Frequency of participants with MA was similar in the two groups over gestation (and consistently < 10%). The course of haematological adaptations was normal and similar in both groups reflecting a steady fall in haemoglobin concentration over the 2nd trimester due to haemodilution and a rise later in gestation due to haemoconcentration. In summary, regular exercise during the second half of pregnancy does not increase the risk of MA nor does it alter haematological variables.
International
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JCR
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Title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
ISBN
0306-3674
Impact factor JCR
2,126
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
0
From page
954
To page
956
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Participante: JONATHAN RUIZ
  • Autor: Ruben Omar Barakat Carballo (UPM)
  • Participante: ALEJANDRO LUCÍA (UEM)
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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