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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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Here are answers to some questions you may have for us.
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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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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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Happy New Year
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We now have 1012 mothers enrolled in the START study!
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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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START is concurrently being conducted in India. The urban cohort in India will be recruited from Bangalore city, Karnataka State. Bangalore is India"s 3rd largest city with a population of 6.5 million. The St. John’s Medical College Hospital is a charitable tertiary hospital serving a broad mix of urban middle class and urban poor. The rural cohort in India will be recruited from the Solur district. Health care facilities include a primary health center and Snehalaya Mission Hospital, the recruitment center. It caters to the health care needs of roughly 90,000 inhabitants hailing from Solur and the surrounding villages in the Ramnagara district of Karnataka.
India Investigators:
  1. Dr. Krishnamachari Srinivasan
  2. Dr. Anura Kurpad
  3. Dr. Jyothi S. Prabhu
  4. Dr. Swarna Rekha
  5. Dr. T.S. Sridhar
  6. Dr. Annamma Thomas
  7. Dr. Tinku Thomas
  8. Dr. Anil Vasudevan
The Indian investigators have a longstanding track record in investigating nutritional issues of women and children and have an existing cohort of mother-baby dyads, who are part of an ongoing observational study.