News Articles Featuring Project Viva Findings!

  • New mums short on sleep pile on the pounds
    Project Viva was one of the first studies to look at the impact of sleep deprivation on weight retention in new mothers. Viva data suggests that mothers who only got five hours or less of sleep a night were three times more likely to retain weight gained during pregnancy. Those who slept at least seven hours a night lost more weight. As a new mother, getting enough sleep may be as important as diet and exercise when it comes to losing weight gained during pregnancy.
    The Medical News, 20 November 2007


  • Excess weight gain in pregnancy
    Women who gained excessive or adequate weight, according to current guidelines, during pregnancy were four times more likely to have an overweight child at age 3 compared to those who gained inadequate weight. These findings suggest that current recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy may need to be revaluated to consider birth outcomes as well as mother and child risk for obesity.


  • Weight Gain In Pregnancy Linked To Overweight In Kids
    ScienceDaily, 4 April 2007


  • Excess weight of pregnancy may end up on child
    The Boston Globe, 2 April 2007


  • Childhood Vitamin D—A New Benefit?
    Project Viva found that compared to mothers with low levels of vitamin D intake during pregnancy, those with higher intakes were less likely to have a child with recurrent wheeze at age 3. Project Viva plans to keep following kids to see if their recurrent wheeze is a marker for asthma risk later in life, and what association there may be with vitamin D.
    Science News Online, 19 May 2007


  • Getting Brain Food Straight from the Source
    NPR, 1 November 2007


  • New Research On Pregnancy Weight Gain
    CBS News, 3 October 2007


  • Simple Solutions To Postpartum Weight Retention
    Medical News Today, 4 March 2007


  • Excessive TV Viewing By Children Is Linked To Poor Eating Habits
    Medical News Today, 4 March 2007