Fionnuala M. McAuliffe
University College Dublin
Internal medicineObstetricsEndocrinologyFetusPediatricsProspective cohort studyGestational agePregnancyGestational diabetesBody mass indexOverweightPopulationGynecologyPhysiologyGestationObesityDiabetes mellitusBirth weightMedicineCohort
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#1Sophie Callanan (UCD: University College Dublin)
#2Cara Yelverton (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 1
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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INTRODUCTION Childhood obesity remains a significant global health concern. Early intervention through maternal diet during pregnancy represents a possible mode of improving childhood adiposity. AIM To examine the impact of a low glycaemic index diet during pregnancy on offspring anthropometry at 5 years of age. METHODS This is a secondary analysis of 387 children from the ROLO pregnancy study 5 years' post-intervention. At the follow-up, BMI, circumferences and skinfold thickness were obtained....
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#1Jennie Louise (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
#2Amanda Poprzeczny (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 3
Last. Jodie M Dodd (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 50
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BACKGROUND The impact of maternal obesity extends beyond birth, being independently associated with an increased risk of child obesity. Current evidence demonstrates that women provided with a dietary intervention during pregnancy improve their dietary quality and have a modest reduction in gestational weight gain. However, the effect of this on longer-term childhood obesity-related outcomes is unknown. METHODS We conducted an individual participant data meta-analysis from RCTs in which women wi...
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#1Marie C. Conway (UCD: University College Dublin)
#2Shona Cawley (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 1
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are advised to adapt a low glycaemic index (GI) diet, which may impact consumption of low-calorie sweeteners (LCS). LCS are increasingly popular as they add sweetness without contributing calories. This study aims to investigate the reported intakes of LCS-containing foods in women during pregnancy. SUBJECTS/METHODS Pregnant women recruited for the ROLO study were included in this analysis (n = 571). Women were randomised to receive eit...
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Background: Dietary interventions can improve pregnancy outcomes among women with increased BMI. Although the interest in mobile health interventions is growing, little is known about the acceptability of smartphone apps to support lifestyle interventions in such a cohort. Objective: We aimed to assess the acceptability of the pregnancy, exercise, and nutrition research study with smartphone app support (PEARS) and the use of mobile health in a mixed lifestyle intervention delivered to overweigh...
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Health apps offer a potential approach to support healthier food behaviours but a lack of sufficient engagement may limit effectiveness. This study aims to use a user engagement theoretical lens to examine the factors that influence app engagement over time and may prompt disengagement.,A phenomenological exploration of the lived experience was used. Women from a lower socioeconomic background (based on the occupation and employment status of the household’s primary income earner) were randomly ...
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Abstract The 2020 SARS-CoV-2 pandemic posed significant challenges to the health service. Many services cancelled all routine appointments and surgery, which allowed them to re direct care towards large numbers of infected patients requiring respiratory and other support. Maternity services are relatively unique in that most of the care is time sensitive and cannot be rescheduled. Assessment such as routine bloods need to be taken in early pregnancy, anatomic surveys are best done at 20-22 weeks...
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#1Cara Yelverton (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 1
#2Aisling A. Geraghty (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 8
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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BACKGROUND: Child eating behaviours can negatively contribute to the development of childhood obesity. This study investigated associations between breastfeeding habits, maternal eating behaviours and child eating behaviours, in 5-year-old children. METHODS: Secundigravida women were recruited to the ROLO dietary randomised controlled trial (Dublin, Ireland) and were followed up with their children to 5 years of age. Breastfeeding exposure and duration were obtained at postnatal and infant follo...
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Abstract Introduction Breastfeeding is associated with improved maternal and child outcomes. Women with a higher body mass index (BMI), who comprise about 50% of the population, are at increased risk of poorer breastfeeding practices and are a population who would benefit from breastfeeding. Methods This protocol is for a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of perinatal breastfeeding support among primiparous women with a BMI >25 kg/m2, using a previously-tested, multi-component interventi...
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#1Nir Melamed (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)H-Index: 31
#2Ahmet Baschat (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 56
Last. Moshe Hod (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 61
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#1E. C. O’Brien (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 2
#2Aisling A. Geraghty (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 8
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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BACKGROUND Pregnancy is characterized by increased bone turnover and reversible loss of bone mineral density (BMD) to meet fetal calcium demands. The long-term effect of bone turnover and maternal diet in pregnancy on maternal bone is not well established. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine if an association exists between [1] bone resorption, [2] dietary calcium, and [3] serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in pregnancy with maternal BMD 5-year postpartum. DESIGN This is a prospective, longitudinal study of ...
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