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Design of the New Life(style) study: a randomised controlled trial to optimise maternal weight development during pregnancy. [ISRCTN85313483]

  • Ellen Althuizen1,
  • Mireille NM van Poppel1, 2Email author,
  • Jacob C Seidell1, 3,
  • Carla van der Wijden1, 4 and
  • Willem van Mechelen1, 2
BMC Public Health20066:168

Received: 11 April 2006

Accepted: 26 June 2006

Published: 26 June 2006

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Original Submission
11 Apr 2006 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Jun 2006 Author responded Author comments - Ellen Althuizen
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Jun 2006 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Jun 2006 Editorially accepted
26 Jun 2006 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-6-168

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO-Institute, VU University Medical Center
Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO-VU, Amsterdam and Hoofddorp
Department of Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Medical Center Amstelland