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Research Article

Primary Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Large-for-Gestational-Age Newborns by Lifestyle Counseling: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Riitta Luoto mail,

    riitta.luoto@uta.fi

    Affiliations: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Tarja I. Kinnunen,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Minna Aittasalo,

    Affiliation: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland

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  • Päivi Kolu,

    Affiliation: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland

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  • Jani Raitanen,

    Affiliations: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland, School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Katriina Ojala,

    Affiliation: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland

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  • Kirsi Mansikkamäki,

    Affiliation: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland

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  • Satu Lamberg,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Tommi Vasankari,

    Affiliations: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Tanja Komulainen,

    Affiliation: UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland

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  • Sirkku Tulokas

    Affiliation: Tampere University Central Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Published: May 17, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001036
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Riitta Luoto, Minna Aittasalo, Päivi Kolu, Jani Raitanen, Katriina Ojala, Kirsi Mansikkamäki, Tommi Vasankari, Tanja Komulainen
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
Riitta Luoto, Tommi Vasankari
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Tarja I. Kinnunen, Jani Raitanen, Satu Lamberg
School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland
Sirkku Tulokas
Tampere University Central Hospital, Tampere, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: riitta.luoto@uta.fi

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RL TIK MA KO. Performed the experiments: KM KO TV. Analyzed the data: JR RL PK TK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TV JR PK. Wrote the paper: RL PK TIK MA TV ST. ICMJE criteria for authorship: RL TIK MA KO PK JR SL TV KM TK ST. Results and conclusions: RL TIK MA KO PK JR SL TV KM TK ST. Enrolled patients: TIK MA RL. First draft: PK RL. Planning the counseling and preparing related material, training the nurses for counseling: TIK MA. Design of the thematic meetings on physical activity and material: MA. Group exercise design: KO.