Maternal Leisure-time Physical Activity and Risk of Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

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Journal of physical activity & health, ISSN: 1543-5474, Vol: 13, Issue: 7, Page: 796-807

Publication Year:
2016
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https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/sphhs_exer_facpubs/65
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26999805
DOI:
10.1123/jpah.2015-0495
Author(s):
Kahn, Mira; Robien, Kim; DiPietro, Loretta
Publisher(s):
Human Kinetics
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Medicine; Exercise Science
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Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant death and the role of maternal physical activity on this risk remains unclear. This systematic review examined low, moderate and vigorous leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) during pregnancy and the outcome of preterm birth.