Maternal Lifestyle and Its Impact on Offspring Health
Course Description:In this course, you’ll review the role of maternal under- and overnutrition on offspring health; and learn about the Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) study results that uncover the links between maternal nutrition, pregnancy outcomes, and infant’s health.
- Run Time: 36
Course Instructor Bio(s)
Prof. Johan Gunnar Eriksson
Johan G. Eriksson is full professor at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, programme lead for the Human Potential Programme at the SOM, Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director for Human Development at SICS, A*STAR. He is in charge of the daily scientific oversight and planning of the GUSTO and S-PRESTO cohort studies.
His research focuses on the early programming of health and disease, as well as on the prevention of gestational diabetes (GDM), type 2 diabetes, and related metabolic outcomes by lifestyle interventions. In Finland he oversees the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study, a unique birth cohort study with a follow-up of over 20,000 individuals from birth until the age of over 80 years. Furthermore, he has been involved in the gestational diabetes prevention study RADIEL, in which a lifestyle intervention was shown to successfully reduce GDM and the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study (DPS) – the first randomised study to show that lifestyle intervention is effective in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
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