What is the relationship between dietary patterns consumed during pregnancy and gestational weight gain?
Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review
Pregnancy and Lactation Subcommittee
Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review was conducted. The protocol provides the:
- Analytic framework,
- Literature search and screening plan, and
- Literature search and screening results.
Draft Conclusion Statement
The draft conclusion statements listed below describe the state of the science related to the specific question examined. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s final advisory report. Individual conclusion statements should not be interpreted as dietary guidance or the Committee’s overarching advice to the Departments.
Limited evidence suggests that certain dietary patterns during pregnancy are associated with a lower risk of excessive gestational weight gain during pregnancy. These patterns are higher in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish and lower in added sugar, red and processed meat. Grade: Limited