Year

1992

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Public Health and Nutrition

Abstract

This study investigated the weight control and dietary intake after pregnancy of a sample of 22 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus two to five and a half years previously who had not developed subsequent noninsulin- dependent diabetes mellitus. Each participant was asked to complete a 3-day food diary from which nutrient intakes were calculated for energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate. Current height and weight measurements and an estimate of pre-pregnancy weight were obtained.

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