Exercise in pregnancy: 1-year and 7-year follow-ups of mothers and offspring after a randomized controlled trial.

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dc.contributor.author Chiavaroli, Valentina en
dc.contributor.author Hopkins, Sarah en
dc.contributor.author Behrensdorf Derraik, Jose en
dc.contributor.author Biggs, Janene en
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, Raquel O en
dc.contributor.author Brennan, Christine H en
dc.contributor.author Seneviratne, Sumudu N en
dc.contributor.author Higgins, Chelsea en
dc.contributor.author Baldi, James C en
dc.contributor.author McCowan, Lesley en
dc.contributor.author Cutfield, Wayne en
dc.contributor.author Hofman, Paul en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T02:35:28Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-08-27 en
dc.identifier.citation Scientific reports 8(1):12915 27 Aug 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45743 en
dc.description.abstract There are limited data on long-term outcomes of mothers or their offspring following exercise interventions during pregnancy. We assessed long-term effects of an exercise intervention (home-based stationary cycling) between 20-36 weeks of gestation on anthropometry and body composition in mothers and offspring after 1 and 7 years. 84 women were randomised to intervention or usual activity, with follow-up data available for 61 mother-child pairs (38 exercisers) at 1 year and 57 (33 exercisers) at 7 years. At 1 year, there were no observed differences in measured outcomes between mothers and offspring in the two groups. At the 7-year follow-up, mothers were mostly similar, except that exercisers had lower systolic blood pressure (-6.2 mmHg; p = 0.049). However, offspring of mothers who exercised during pregnancy had increased total body fat (+3.2%; p = 0.034) and greater abdominal (+4.1% android fat; p = 0.040) and gynoid (+3.5% gynoid fat; p = 0.042) adiposity compared with controls. Exercise interventions beginning during pregnancy may be beneficial to long-term maternal health. However, the initiation of exercise during pregnancy amongst sedentary mothers may be associated with adverse effects in the offspring during childhood. Larger follow-up studies are required to investigate long-term effects of exercise in pregnancy. en
dc.format.medium Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scientific reports en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Exercise in pregnancy: 1-year and 7-year follow-ups of mothers and offspring after a randomized controlled trial. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41598-018-30925-5 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 12915 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype research-article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 752477 en
pubs.org-id Liggins Institute en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Obstetrics and Gynaecology en
pubs.org-id Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 2045-2322 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-08-29 en
pubs.dimensions-id 30150651 en


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