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The Vitamin D in Pregnancy Study: a prospective prebirth cohort in southern Australia.

Authors
  • Hyde, Natalie K1
  • Brennan-Olsen, Sharon L2, 3, 4, 5
  • Wark, John D6
  • Hosking, Sarah M7
  • Vuillermin, Peter J7, 8
  • Williams, Lana J7
  • Pasco, Julie A7, 4, 8, 9
  • 1 Deakin University, IMPACT Institute, Geelong, Victoria, Australia [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 2 School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Institute for Health Transformation, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 Department of Medicine-Western Health, The University of Melbourne, St Albans, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne and Western Health, St Albans, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 6 Department of Medicine, Bone and Mineral Service, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 7 Deakin University, IMPACT Institute, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 8 Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 9 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Prahran, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Open
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Aug 13, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036003
PMID: 32792433
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Vitamin D in Pregnancy Study is a long-term ongoing cohort study. It was conceived to explore relationships between maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and offspring growth and development, and has since diversified to include a wide range of physical and mental health exposures and outcomes. Recruitment was from the University Hospital Geelong (Barwon Health) antenatal clinic, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, between 2002 and 2004. 475 women were initially recruited, which resulted in 400 eligible mother-child pairs at birth. The cohort has been followed up twice in pregnancy, at birth, and 1 year, 6 years and 11 years post birth. The study has reported an association between vitamin D in pregnancy and musculoskeletal health and body composition in the children. Subject to funding, there will be a prospective young adult follow-up. This profile aims to foster both cross-national and international collaborations with both existing and future data collection. © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

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