Ulrike Amann-Gassner

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BACKGROUND The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity needs effective approaches for weight loss in primary care and community settings. We compared weight loss with standard treatment in primary care with that achieved after referral by the primary care team to a commercial provider in the community. METHODS In this parallel group, non-blinded,(More)
BACKGROUND The composition of long-chain PUFAs (LCPUFAs) in the maternal diet may affect obesity risk in the mother's offspring. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that a reduction in the n-6 (omega-6):n-3 (omega-3) LCPUFA ratio in the diet of pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers may prevent expansive adipose tissue growth in their infants during the first(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Evidence is accumulating that the long-chain PUFA (LCPUFA) are associated with offspring growth and body composition. We investigated the relationship between LCPUFAs in red blood cells (RBCs) of pregnant women/breastfeeding mothers and umbilical cord RBCs of their neonates with infant growth and body composition ≤ 1 year of age. (More)
BACKGROUND Adipokines in breast milk have been associated with infant growth trajectories. OBJECTIVE We aimed to explore the relationship of leptin and adiponectin in breast milk with infant weight gain and body composition up to the age of 2 years. METHODS Breast milk samples were collected from exclusively or partially breastfeeding mothers at 6 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND High-protein diets are effective for weight reduction; however, little is known about the potential adverse renal effects of such diets. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to compare the effect of a high-protein (HP) with a normal-protein (NP) diet on renal hemodynamics and selected clinical-chemical factors. DESIGN We prospectively studied(More)
Childhood obesity is increasing worldwide, and all previous attempts to stop this epidemic have shown little success. There is now growing evidence that the risk of childhood obesity is strongly influenced by perinatal determinants, including prepregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain, and—at least in animal studies—dietary factors during(More)
Abstract Objective. Gestational weight gain (GWG) has been associated with overweight in offspring. The aim of the study was to assess the association of GWG with childhood overweight and a potential effect modification by maternal BMI. Methods. In a cross-sectional study of 10 784 children aged 3 to 17 years from the German national child health survey(More)
BACKGROUND There is some evidence that the n-6/n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) ratio in early nutrition, and thus in breast milk, could influence infant body composition. METHODS In an open-label randomized controlled trial (RCT), 208 healthy pregnant women were allocated to a dietary intervention (supplementation with 1,200 mg n-3(More)
Recent observational studies suggest that mean birth weight and body fat growth in the first year of life have increased continuously over the last decades. Both elevated birth weight and early fat mass are potential risk factors for childhood obesity. Experimental and limited clinical data suggest that the dietary ratio of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids (FAs)(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with short- and long-term health problems among mothers and their offspring. There is a strong need for effective intervention strategies targeting excessive GWG to prevent adverse outcomes. METHODS We performed a cluster-randomized controlled intervention trial in eight gynecological(More)