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Maternal Blood Lipid Profile during Pregnancy and Associations with Child Adiposity: Findings from the ROLO Study
Background The in-utero environment affects fetal development; it is vital to understand how maternal diet during pregnancy influences childhood body composition. While research indicates thatExpand
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The association between childcare and risk of childhood overweight and obesity in children aged 5 years and under: a systematic review
AbstractThe aim of this paper was to systematically review the published evidence on the relationship between the type of childcare and risk of childhood overweight or obesity. The databases PubMed,Expand
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Maternal and fetal blood lipid concentrations during pregnancy differ by maternal body mass index: findings from the ROLO study
BackgroundPregnancy is a time of altered metabolic functioning and maternal blood lipid profiles change to accommodate the developing fetus. While these changes are physiologically necessary, bloodExpand
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The influence of socioeconomic status on gestational weight gain: a systematic review
Background Despite a large number of publications regarding the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and gestational weight gain (GWG), the literature is inconsistent. We conducted aExpand
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A feasibility study of a multidimensional breastfeeding-support intervention in Ireland.
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding is the optimum mode of infant feeding. Despite this, most global populations do not achieve the World Health Organisation's recommendation of exclusive breast milk for theExpand
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Nutrition During Pregnancy Impacts Offspring’s Epigenetic Status—Evidence from Human and Animal Studies
Pregnancy is a vital time of growth and development during which maternal nutrition significantly influences the future health of both mother and baby. During pregnancy, the fetus experiences aExpand
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Lower education predicts poor response to dietary intervention in pregnancy, regardless of neighbourhood affluence: secondary analysis from the ROLO randomised control trial.
OBJECTIVE To determine if response to a low glycaemic index (GI) dietary intervention, measured by changes in dietary intake and gestational weight gain, differed across women of varyingExpand
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A Low Glycaemic Index Diet in Pregnancy Induces DNA Methylation Variation in Blood of Newborns: Results from the ROLO Randomised Controlled Trial
The epigenetic profile of the developing fetus is sensitive to environmental influence. Maternal diet has been shown to influence DNA methylation patterns in offspring, but research in humans isExpand
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Child Care Exposure Influences Childhood Adiposity at 2 Years: Analysis from the ROLO Study.
BACKGROUND The first 2 years of life are instrumental for childhood physical development. Factors contributing to childhood obesity are difficult to determine; child care exposure is one to consider,Expand
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Impact of maternal education on response to lifestyle interventions to reduce gestational weight gain: individual participant data meta-analysis
Objectives To identify if maternal educational attainment is a prognostic factor for gestational weight gain (GWG), and to determine the differential effects of lifestyle interventions (diet based,Expand
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