Structured diet and physical activity prevent postpartum weight retention.

  title={Structured diet and physical activity prevent postpartum weight retention.},
  author={Mary L O'Toole and Marjorie A Sawicki and Raul Artal},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  volume={12 10},
BACKGROUND Postpregnancy weight retention contributes to the near-epidemic prevalence of obesity in the United States. This study examines the impact of an individualized, structured diet and physical activity intervention on weight loss in overweight women during the first year postpartum. METHODS Forty overweight postpartum women were randomized to either a structured (STR) or a self-directed (SELF) intervention. Measurements included body weight, percent body fat, daily caloric intake… CONTINUE READING

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