Individual Study / EDEN

EDEN-study on the pre- and early postnatal determinants of childhealth and development

EDEN-study on the pre- and early postnatal determinants of childhealth and development

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Foundation for Medical Research (FRM), National Agency for Research (ANR), National Institute for Research in Public Health (IRESP: TGIR cohorte sante ́ 2008 program), French Ministry of Health (DGS), French Ministry of Research, Inserm Bone and Joint Diseases National Research (PRO-A) and Human Nutrition National Research Programs, Paris–Sud University, Nestle ́, French National Institute for Population Health Surveillance (InVS), French National Institute for Health Education (INPES), the European Union FP7 programmes (FP7/2007-2013, HELIX, ESCAPE, ENRIECO, Medall projects),Diabetes National Research Program (through a collaboration with the French Association of Diabetic Patients (AFD)), French Agency for Environmental Health Safety (now ANSES), Mutuelle Ge ́ne ́rale del’Education Nationale (MGEN), French National Agency for Food Security, and the French-speaking association for the study of diabetes and metabolism (ALFEDIAM).
Supplementary Information
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Barbara Heude


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Parental and household social data were collected during pregnancy (24–28 weeks gestation) and at 2 years of follow-up, while dietary data of interest for the current study were collected when the child was aged 2, 3 and 5–6 and 8 years.

Marker Paper

Heude B, Forhan A, Slama R, et al. Cohort Profile: The EDEN mother-child cohort on the prenatal and early postnatal determinants of child health and development. Int J Epidemiol. 2016;45(2):353-363. doi:10.1093/ije/dyv151

PUBMED 26283636


Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Pregnant women(n=2002) (<24-weeks gestation) aged 18–45 y were recruited at Nancy and Poitiers university hospitals, and their newborns(n=1907)


Availability of data and biosamples