Leisure-time physical activity in pregnancy and the birth weight distribution: where is the effect?

@article{Mudd2012LeisuretimePA,
  title={Leisure-time physical activity in pregnancy and the birth weight distribution: where is the effect?},
  author={Lanay M. Mudd and Jim M Pivarnik and Claudia B Holzman and Nigel Paneth and Karin Pfeiffer and Hwan Chung},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={1168-77}
}
BACKGROUND Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) is recommended during pregnancy and has been associated with lower risk of delivering a large infant. We sought to characterize the effect of LTPA across the entire birth weight distribution. METHODS Women enrolled in the Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Health (POUCH) Study (1998-2004) were followed-up in 2007. Follow-up efforts were extensive for a subcohort and minimal for the remainder (nonsubcohort). Thus, 596 subcohort and 418… CONTINUE READING

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