Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry Prenatal Health Project

Future Research

In our next segment of our research, we plan to increase our understanding of childhood obesity, whick is a condition we know to be associated with an increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease. We will test hypotheses regarding in-utero and early childhood factors and how these may influence an adolescent's risk for obesity and also for later metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Through revisiting study participants to collect additional information on the child's growth at age 12, as well as their current environment and nutrition, it is hoped that these influences can be further analyzed and understood.  It is anticipated that this research will aid in our efforts to prevent childhood obesity in the future.