Unhealthy dietary patterns are associated with weight gain during pregnancy among Finnish women.

@article{Uusitalo2009UnhealthyDP,
  title={Unhealthy dietary patterns are associated with weight gain during pregnancy among Finnish women.},
  author={Ulla Uusitalo and Tuula Arkkola and Marja-leena Ovaskainen and Carina Kronberg-Kippil{\"a} and Mike G Kenward and Riitta Veijola and Olli Simell and Mikael Knip and Suvi Mirjami Virtanen},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={2392-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To study whether the dietary patterns of Finnish pregnant women are associated with their weight gain rate during pregnancy. DESIGN A validated 181-item FFQ was applied retrospectively to assess the diet during the eighth month of pregnancy, and maternal height and maternal weight at first and last antenatal visits were recalled. Information on sociodemographic characteristics, parity and smoking of the pregnant women was obtained by a structured questionnaire and from the Finnish… CONTINUE READING
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