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Pregnant women who are overweight or obese and undergo excessive gestational weight gain are at risk of maternal and fetal complications.1 Diet-based and physical activity-based interventions may improve pregnancy outcomes. Any reduction in the risk of high infant birth weight may lower rates of new-born complications and childhood obesity.2
The LIMIT trial evaluated whether antenatal lifestyle interventions in overweight (body mass index (BMI) 25–29.9 kg/m2) and obese (BMI≥30 kg/m2) women improved fetal and maternal outcomes.
Eligible women were recruited at between 10 and 20 weeks’ gestation from three …
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