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Relationship between the quality of the pregnant woman's diet and birth weight: a prospective cohort study

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Author(s):
Santos, Izabela da Silva [1] ; Crivellenti, Livia Castro [2] ; Franco, Laercio Joel [3] ; Sartorelli, Daniela Saes [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Grad Program Nutr & Metab, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Grad Program Publ Hlth, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Social Med, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; MAR 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Background Birth weight is a relevant predictor of childhood health outcomes. Studies investigating the association between modifiable risk factors, as the maternal diet quality, and birth weight are needed. We aimed to investigate the association between the Diet Quality Index Adapted for Pregnant Women (IQDAG) score and birth weight. Methods This is a prospective cohort that includes 547 Brazilian mother-child pairs. Dietary recalls and a food frequency questionnaire were obtained during pregnancy. Information on birth weight, sex, and gestation duration were obtained from the Live Birth Information System (SINASC). Results On total, 3.8% of the newborns were classified as low birth weight (LBW), 6.0% with macrosomia, 10.2% small for gestational age (SGA), and 11.2% large for gestational age (LGA). The mean (SD) IQDAG score was 70.1 (11.8). Adjusted logistic regression models showed that women in the third tertile of the IQDAG score presented a lower risk of having LGA babies {[}OR 0.44 (95% CI 0.22, 0.90), p-trend = 0.02] compared to the first tertile. Women in the third tertile of omega-3 intake presented a lower risk of giving birth to LGA infants {[}OR 0.33 (95% CI 0.15, 0.69), p-trend = 0.00] and LBW infants {[}OR 0.18 (95% CI 0.04, 0.83), p-trend = 0.02] when compared to the first tertile. There was also a lower SGA trend among the children of women in the third tertile of omega-3 intake {[}OR 0.43 (95% CI 0.17, 1.07), p-trend = 0.03] compared to the first tertile. Conclusion A better diet quality and higher omega-3 intake are protective factors for LGA babies, and increased maternal omega-3 intake reduce the risk of LBW and LGA, and may be a protective factor against the birth of SGA infants. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/06746-8 - Quality of diet during pregnancy and its relationship with birth weight
Grantee:Izabela da Silva Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master