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Effect of antenatal dietary interventions in maternal obesity on pregnancy weight-gain and birthweight: Healthy Mums and Babies (HUMBA) randomized trial

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 10 June 2019


Karaponi Okesene-Gafa
M. Li
Christopher J. D. McKinlay
Rennae S. Taylor
Elaine C. Rush
Clare R. Wall
J. Wilson
Rinki Murphy
R. Taylor
J. M. Thompson
Caroline A. Crowther
Lesley M. E. McCowan

Year of Publication



American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, March, 2019. pii: S0002-9378(19)30478-8

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)


This article reports on the Healthy Mums and Babies (HUMBA) randomised controlled trial that assesses the efficacy of administering probiotics and education to a cross-section of pregnant women with obesity of differing ethnicities. The researchers found that, while probiotics were ineffectual, education was more likely to have greater future benefits.

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