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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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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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If we can better understand a South Asian woman’s social networks, we will design interventions that help her improve the health of her family with the support of her social networks.
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Thankyou for participating!
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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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  • This study is designed to understand why people of South Asian origin (originating from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) have an increased risk for developing diabetes and heart disease
  • We are simultaneously conducting this research in India and Canada


Our Canadian sponsors include:
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Our Indian sponsors include
  • Indian Council for Medical Research

Partners and Collaborators

  • Canadian Cardiovascular Research Network (CCRN)
  • William Osler Health Centre
  • Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital
  • Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital
  • Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)
  • McMaster University