January 22, 2021


Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition Studies

Articles About Birth Weight

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Fruit and vegetable consumption before and during pregnancy and birth weight of new-borns in Japan: the Tohoku medical megabank project birth and three-generation cohort study

Yudai Yonezawa, Taku Obara, Takahiro Yamashita, Junichi Sugawara, Mami Ishikuro, Keiko Murakami, Aoi Noda, Fumihiko Ueno, Shigenori Suzuki, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Shinichi Kuriyama

Nutrition Journal (2020) 19:80 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12937-020-00595-z

Fruit consumption before and during pregnancy was positively associated with birth weight of newborns and negatively associated with risk of low birth weight (LBW). Increasing the amount of fruit consumed by women with otherwise low fruit intake may contribute to increasing the birth weight of new-borns and preventing LBW.


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A longitudinal study on the relationship between mother’s personality trait and eating behaviors, food intake, maternal weight gain during pregnancy and neonatal birth weight

Mahboobeh Shakeri, Sima Jafarirad, Reza Amani, Bahman Cheraghian, Mahin Najafian

Nutrition Journal (2020) 19:67 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12937-020-00584-2

Identification of personality traits would help to change the lifestyle and improve management guidelines. High neuroticism was associated with higher consumption of highly energetic foods and less consumption of vegetables, also was related with lower weight gain during pregnancy and neonatal birth weight. Openness to experience, extraversion and agreeableness were linked with higher consumption of vegetables. Conscientiousness predicted lower neonatal weight.


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