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Physical activity during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes in new born - cohort Ribeirão Preto-SP 2010

Grant number: 12/02487-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Viviane Cunha Cardoso
Grantee:Murilo de Lima Brazan
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/53593-0 - Etiological factors of preterm birth and consequences of perinatal factors in child health: birth cohorts in two Brazilian cities (BRISA project), AP.TEM


Introduction: Many scientific studies discuss about the importance of physical activity in health promotion, quality of life and prevention of chronic diseases. But the literature is vast and controversial as regards the practice of physical activity during pregnancy and its effects on the newborn, being that many authors place physical activity during pregnancy as a risk factor for events such as inconsistent weight at birth, abortion and prematurity. Goals: Studying the association between physical activity level during pregnancy and adverse outcomes of newborn (prematurity and low weight), the cohort of 2010 of Ribeirão Preto/SP; study the distribution of the physical activity level in pregnancy this cohort; Verify that there is an association between level of physical activity on pregnancy and delivery type.