A publication co-authored by Cynthie Wautlet, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn and Katie Antony, MD, of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is one of the American Journal of Perinatology Reports’ most-read papers!
“Nutrition and Exercise Strategies to Prevent Excessive Pregnancy Weight Gain: a Meta-Analysis,” which was recently made available in open access, evaluated nutrition-only, exercise-only, and nutrition-plus-exercise interventions for optimizing gestational weight gain. The meta-analysis looked at results from 31 previous studies on interventions for gestational weight gain – the included studies looked at nutrition-only interventions, nutrition plus exercise, and exercise only.
According to the analysis,
“…nutrition-only interventions were more effective at decreasing rates of excessive GWG than exercise or nutrition-plus-exercise interventions. Time and resources are limited for all clinicians and clinics. Therefore, clinicians and clinical programs should focus efforts on nutrition education with health messages targeting increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and decreased consumption of foods with high fat or sugar content to maximize effectiveness.”
You can read the whole publication here. Congratulations to Dr. Wautlet, Dr. Antony and the whole publication team for writing one of AJP Reports’ most popular articles!