Energy requirements of pregnancy in The Netherlands.

  title={Energy requirements of pregnancy in The Netherlands.},
  author={Joop M A van Raaij and S H Vermaat-Miedema and C M Schonk and Mary Elizabeth Peek and Joseph G. A. J. Hautvast},
  volume={2 8565},
57 healthy Dutch women were studied longitudinally from early pregnancy until 2 months post partum. Regular measurements were made of energy intake in food, basal metabolic rate, body weight and body fat mass, and levels of physical activity. Some data were obtained before conception in 23 women. The energy cost of pregnancy calculated as the energy deposited as new tissues plus the associated increase in basal metabolism amounted to 286 MJ (1020 kJ/day), which is only 11% lower than the… CONTINUE READING