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Effect of simple, targeted diet in pregnant women with metabolic risk factors on maternal and fetal outcomes (ESTEEM): study protocol for a pragmatic multicentre randomised trial

Research paper by Al Wattar, B. H, Dodds, J, Placzek, A, Spyreli, E, Moore, A, Hooper, R, Beresford, L, Roseboom, et al.

Indexed on: 28 Oct '16Published on: 21 Oct '16Published in: BMJ open



Abstract

Introduction Women with metabolic risk factors are at higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Mediterranean-based dietary interventions have the potential to minimise these risks. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple, targeted intervention modelled on Mediterranean diet in preventing maternal and fetal complications in pregnant women with metabolic risk factors. Methods and analysis Pregnant women with a singleton pregnancy