= 400) and the control group (n > = 400). A three-dimension comprehensive intervention strategy, which incorporates intervention measures simultaneously to individual postpartum woman, their family members and community environment, will be utilized to maximize the effectiveness of intervention. Regular visiting and follow-up will be done in both group; nutrition and health-related measurements will be assessed both before and after the intervention. To our knowledge, this current study is the first and largest multicenter RCT which focus on the effectiveness of diet and lifestyle intervention on reducing the incidence rate of postpartum diseases and improving health status in postpartum women. We hypothesize that the intervention will reduce the incidence rates of postpartum diseases and improve nutrition and health status due to a balanced diet and reasonable lifestyle in comparison with the control condition. If so, the results of our study will provide especially important evidence for changes in both the concept and action of traditional postpartum practice in China. ClinicalTrials.gov ID NCT01039051."/> Skip to content


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Diet and lifestyle interventions in postpartum women in China: study design and rationale of a multicenter randomized controlled trial

  • Wei Bao1,
  • Aiguo Ma2,
  • Limei Mao3,
  • Jianqiang Lai4,
  • Mei Xiao5,
  • Guoqiang Sun5,
  • Yingying Ouyang1,
  • Shuang Wu1,
  • Wei Yang1,
  • Nanping Wang6,
  • Yanting Zhao1,
  • Juan Fu1 and
  • Liegang Liu1Email author
BMC Public Health201010:103


Received: 31 December 2009

Accepted: 27 February 2010

Published: 27 February 2010

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene and MOE Key Lab of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Institute of Human Nutrition, Medical College of Qingdao University
Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University
National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Hubei Maternal and Child Health Hospital
Department of chemical and biology, Medical Science College of China Three Gorges University