Effects of maternal lifestyle interventions on child neurobehavioral development: Follow-up of randomized controlled trials

Menting, M. D., van de Beek, C., Rono, K., Hoek, A., Groen, H., Painter, R. C., Girchenko, P., Lahti-Pulkkinen, M., Koivusalo, S. B., Raikkonen, K., Eriksson, J. G., Roseboom, T. J. & Heinonen, K., 9-Sep-2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 11 p.

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  • Malou D. Menting
  • Cornelieke van de Beek
  • Kristiina Rono
  • Annemieke Hoek
  • Henk Groen
  • Rebecca C. Painter
  • Polina Girchenko
  • Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen
  • Saila B. Koivusalo
  • Katri Raikkonen
  • Johan G. Eriksson
  • Tessa J. Roseboom
  • Kati Heinonen

Obesity is a major public health problem. Children of women who were obese before or during pregnancy are at increased risk for neurobehavioral developmental problems. Whether a maternal lifestyle intervention conducted before and during pregnancy in obese women affects child neurobehavioral development is unknown. This study reports on the follow-up of a subsample of two randomized controlled trials, the Finnish RADIEL (n = 216) and Dutch LIFEstyle (n = 305) trial. Women with a pre-pregnancy BMI >= 29 kg/m(2) wishing to conceive or who were already pregnant (

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 9-Sep-2019


  • Pregnancy, lifestyle intervention, obesity, behavioral problems, neurodevelopment, OBESITY, PREGNANCY, METAANALYSIS, PREVENTION, OVERWEIGHT, EXERCISE, BEHAVIOR, ANXIETY, HEALTH, WOMEN

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