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Association of objectively measured physical fitness during pregnancy with maternal and neonatal outcomes. The GESTAFIT Project

Body Composition Assessment
Baena-García et al.
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Spain

Journal : PLOS ONE

Aim To analyse i) the association of physical fitness during early second trimester and late pregnancy with maternal and neonatal outcomes; and ii) to investigate whether physical fitness is associated with the type of birth (vaginal or caesarean section). Methods Pregnant women from the GESTAFIT Project (n= 159) participated in this longitudinal study. Maternal physical fitness including upper-and lower-body strength, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and flexibility were measured through objective physical fitness tests at the 16th and 34th …
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