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Effect of dietary factors in pregnancy on risk of pregnancy complications: results from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.
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PMID:  21543541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been a thrilling development , as well as profound changes, in our understanding of the effect of fetal nutrition on the development and health of the child. The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) is an ongoing nationwide population-based pregnancy cohort study that between 1999 and 2008 recruited 90,723 women with 106,981 pregnancies and 108,487 children. The objective of MoBa is to test specific etiologic hypotheses by estimating the association between exposures and diseases with a special focus on disorders that may originate in early life. An important aspect in this regard is maternal diet and nutritional status during pregnancy. Nutritional factors have long been considered to be important determinants of maternal and fetal health, and dietary information is currently being collected in a number of pregnancy cohorts in Europe and the United States. Thus far, pregnancy complications studied in MoBa are preterm birth, preeclampsia, and fetal growth; and the aim of this article is to report results of recently published studies of dietary factors in relation to these outcomes. Numerous studies are planned using MoBa data, and the aim is to add to the knowledge of the interplay between dietary factors, nonnutrients, and toxic dietary substances and epigenetic modulation on fetal development and health later in life.
Helle Margrete Meltzer; Anne Lise Brantsæter; Roy M Nilsen; Per Magnus; Jan Alexander; Margareta Haugen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-05-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1938-3207     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  2012-02-13     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1970S-1974S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Divisions of Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Diet, Mediterranean*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Folic Acid / administration & dosage
Food Habits*
Norway / epidemiology
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Status
Pre-Eclampsia / epidemiology*,  etiology,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology
Premature Birth / metabolism
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Vitamin D / administration & dosage
Grant Support
1 UO1 NS 047537-01/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; N01-ES-85433/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
1406-16-2/Vitamin D; 59-30-3/Folic Acid

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