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Diet, physical activity and obesity in reproductive age women

posted on 2023-05-25, 05:44 authored by MAMARU AYENEW AWOKE
Women of reproductive age are susceptible to weight gain and obesity development. Determining the role of diet, physical activity and behavioural factors associated with weight gain and obesity in women across key reproductive life stages (preconception, pregnancy and postpartum) is crucial to help in tailoring future weight gain prevention strategies for these high-risk populations. Overall, this thesis provides evidence of the contribution of specific diet and physical activity components to weight gain or obesity in reproductive aged women, as well as the specific behavioural strategies to include in interventions in weight gain prevention for supporting reproductive age women.


Principal supervisor

Lisa Moran

Additional supervisor 1

Arul Earnest

Additional supervisor 2

Helen Skouteris

Additional supervisor 3

Thomas Wycherley

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences