B3738 - Gestational Age at Birth and Childhood Body Size - 15/03/2021

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen | University of Copenhagen (Danmark)
Johan Lerbech Vinther, Phd Student
Title of project: 
Gestational Age at Birth and Childhood Body Size
Proposal summary: 

Preterm birth and overweight constitutes
significant global burdens at individual and structural level underlining an
for identifying modifiable risk factors to inform preventive efforts, e.g. in early-life.
It is well-established that birth weight is associated with later increased risk of
adiposity, and it has been suggested that gestational age is the factor behind this
association. Still, evidence is scarce and social context may affect the association

Impact of research: 
This reasearch will add to the literature evidence on the impact of gestational age on offspring body size in the first 18 years of life. Also, findings from this cross-cohort study will add important information about geographical variations in this association
Date proposal received: 
Monday, 15 March, 2021
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 15 March, 2021
Epidemiology, Obesity, Statistical methods, BMI, Metabolic - metabolism, Offspring, Statistical methods