Lifestyle related risk factors in a multi-ethnic cohort of pregnant women: preliminary results from the Born in Bradford study

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Cooper, D L; Petherick, E S; Wright, J


A recent national report found that a quarter of adults in England engaged in three major lifestyle risk factors (from smoking, excessive alcohol use, poor diet and low levels of physical activity).[1] This led the authors to conclude that ?a holistic approach to policy and practice? is required to help people with multiple unhealthy behaviours. A population group that require particular attention are pregnant women where the impact of unhealthy maternal behaviours may also be felt by their unborn baby and their families. A focus on children and families is viewed as the key to building a healthy and sustainable future.[2] 16 references