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Providing further understanding of the link between low birth weights and obesity later in life, researchers found nutritionally deprived newborns are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less neurons in the region of the brain that controls food intake
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Here are answers to some questions you may have for us.
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Have you read the latest START newsletter? In this edition, we cover Sleep Apnea, a condition that affects many South Asians. There is also a fun word search just for kids!
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We now have 1012 mothers enrolled in the START study!
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Happy New Year
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On November 23, 2019, please join us for the Fall START Event! It will be an afternoon filled with fun activities, music, and food! We have a special painting session, hosted by the talented artist, Zunaira Mufti. We hope to see you there!
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The South Asian Birth Cohort Sub-study: Optimal Perinatal Health Behaviours from the Perspectives of Grandmothers- officially released by Canadian Institute of Health Research in the 'Video Talks' competition for 2016.
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START Project Office

Population Health Research Institute
DBCVSRI Building
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton Street E
Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X2
Tel: 905 527 4322 ext. 40378 or 40346


If you are delivering at:

Brampton Civic Hospital
Contact Nilofur Aga at 905-453-8885 (Canadian Cardiovascular Research Network
Credit Valley Hospital or Mississauga Hospital (Trillium Health Partners)
Contact Farah Khan at 289-775-1356