Cheryl A. Lovelady

**Education: Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1991 - M.P.H., R.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1978 - L.D.N. (North Carolina), 1993 **Research Interests: - Nutrition and women’s health with emphasis on nutrient needs during lactation. - Nutrition and exercise. - Assessment of energy intake and expenditure. - Breast milk for the very-low-birth weight infant. - Prevention of childhood obesity.

There are 11 included publications by Cheryl A. Lovelady :

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Active Mothers Postpartum: A Randomized Controlled Weight-Loss Intervention Trial 2009 1450 Background- Pregnancy may contribute to overweight and obesity. Purpose- The primary objective of Active Mothers Postpartum was to promote a reduction in BMI through 24-months postpartum via sustainable lifestyle changes. Design- Behavioral interve...
Comparison of Dietary Intake of Overweight Postpartum Mothers Practicing Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding 2011 1270 Background: Weight gain in the postpartum period is a risk factor for long-term obesity. Investigations of dietary intake among lactating and non-lactating, overweight women may identify nutritional concerns specific to this population. Objective: T...
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents 2018 24 Obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk are public health concerns in adolescents, yet few studies have examined the association of their diet to CVD risk factors. This study investigated associations between diet, body mass index (BMI), waist ...
Early human milk feeding is associated with a lower risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants. 2007 1618 Background: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a frequent cause of mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Human milk (HM) feeding has been associated with lower risk of NEC. However, mothers of VLBW infants often experience ...
The effect of an exercise intervention during early lactation on bone mineral density during the first year postpartum 2019 33 Background: During lactation, women may lose up to 10% of bone mineral density (BMD) at trabecular-rich sites. Previous studies show that resistance exercise may slow BMD; however, the long-term effects of exercise on BMD during lactation have not be...
Effect of Exercise Training on Loss of Bone Mineral Density during Lactation 2009 450 Purpose: During lactation, women transfer approximately 200 mg of calcium per day to breast milk. For 6 months, this is equivalent to 3%–9% of bone mineral density (BMD) loss at trabecular-rich sites. Bone mass usually returns to prepregnancy levels ...
Effects of a Dairy Supplement and Resistance Training on Lean Mass and Insulin-Like Growth Factor in Women 2011 363 Purpose: To examine the effect of yogurt supplementation pre- and postexercise on changes in body composition in overweight women engaged in a resistance-training program.Methods: Participants (age = 36.8 ± 4.8 yr) with a body-mass index of 29.1±2.1 ...
Effects of Energy Restriction and Exercise on Bone Mineral Density during Lactation 2012 444 Modest energy restriction combined with resistance training (RT) has been shown in nonlactating women to protect bone during periods of weight loss. However, there is a paucity of research on dietary interventions and exercise in lactating women aime...
Maternal and infant characteristics associated with human milk feeding in very low birth weight infants. 2009 1176 This study identified maternal and infant characteristics predicting human milk (HM) feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants whose mothers (n = 184) participated in a study of lactation counseling and initiated milk expression. Data were coll...
Psychosocial predictors of primiparous breastfeeding initiation and duration 2014 222 Background: Many US women fall short of meeting the recommendations on breastfeeding.Whereas prenatal demographic factors have been well researched in relation to breastfeeding,psychosocial maternal characteristics are less understood but could be im...
Rationale, design and methods for the RIGHT Track Health Study; pathways from childhood self- regulation to cardiovascular risk in adolescence 2016 9 Background: Cardiovascular risk factors during adolescence—including obesity, elevated lipids, altered glucose metabolism, hypertension, and elevated low-grade inflammation—is cause for serious concern and potentially impacts subsequent morbidity and...