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Author(s): Henriques, A
Santos, AC
Guimarães, JT
Barros, H
Azevedo, A
Title: Healthy excessive weight in Portuguese women 4years after delivery of a liveborn
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To quantify the prevalence of healthy excessive weight and determinants of metabolic profile, considering women's reproductive life. METHODS: We evaluated 1847 mothers of a birth cohort assembled after delivery and reevaluated 4years later. A healthy profile was defined as the absence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, C-reactive protein <3mg/l and being below the second tertile of HOMA-IR. Adjusted odds ratios (OR) and confidence intervals (95% CI) were computed using multinomial logistic regression, taking women with normal BMI as the reference category of the outcome. RESULTS: Four years after delivery, 47% of women had normal BMI, 33% were overweight and 20% obese. In each BMI class, 61%, 33% and 12% presented a healthy metabolic profile, respectively. Family history of CVD/cardiometabolic risk factors was associated with a higher probability of obesity with a not healthy metabolic profile (OR=1.39 95% CI: 0.98-1.98). Women who breastfed the enrolled child for >26weeks and practiced physical exercise were less likely to be obese and metabolically unhealthy (OR=0.39 95% CI: 0.23-0.68; OR=0.48 95% CI: 0.33-0.70, respectively), with no effect on healthy excessive weight. CONCLUSIONS: These results support the existence of a healthy excessive weight phenotype in women after motherhood, influenced by anthropometrics, genetic and lifestyles characteristics.
Subject: Healthy excessive weight
Source: Prev Med, vol. 75, p. 49-55
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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