Quantifying the mediating effect of body mass index on the relation between a Mediterranean diet and development of maternal pregnancy complications: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

@article{Schoenaker2016QuantifyingTM,
  title={Quantifying the mediating effect of body mass index on the relation between a Mediterranean diet and development of maternal pregnancy complications: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.},
  author={Danielle A J M Schoenaker and Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu and Gita Devi Mishra},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={
          638-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND The contribution of body mass index (BMI) to the observed associations between dietary patterns and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to formally quantify the mediating effect of prepregnancy BMI in these associations. DESIGN Women (aged 25-30 y) participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health were not pregnant at baseline in 2003 and reported ≥1… CONTINUE READING
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