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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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South Asian newborns have higher risk of diabetes
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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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We now have 1012 mothers enrolled in the START study!
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Patient
14-Nov-2011

 “I am feeling great to be a part of this study. As a part of this, I received information on my height, weight, blood pressure and glucose status.I had the opportunity to ask questions and all of my questions were answered to my satisfaction.

I really appreciate the efforts and steps taken by this research study. I believe this will definitely  help us understand the factors which influence  the childhood obesity in south asians.

Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this and to serve my society”.

Patient
10-Nov-2011

"The study and work encouraged by your team is highly appreciated. It’s wonderful that the team is contributing their efforts to ensure that pregnancy is progressing in a right manner. All the tests and blood work done helped me in getting secured that I am getting right prenatal care. I would like to suggest other pregnant women to take part in this study and share their true experiences."

Patient
21-Oct-2011

"I had a really good experience here. The staff gives proper attention to a patient. … I am really very thankful for this service. Thanks a lot."