Individual Study / GECKO Drenthe cohort

Groningen Expert Center for Kids with Obesity (GECKO) Drenthe cohort

Groningen Expert Center for Kids with Obesity (GECKO) Drenthe cohort

Initiatives -
To study the prevalence and early risk factors for the development of childhood overweight and fat distribution at very young age.
Start Year
2005
End Year
2018
Funding
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, University of Groningen and WellBaby Clinic Foundation Icare.
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Carianne L'Albée
    University Medical Center Groningen
  • Dr. Prof. Pieter Sauer
    University Medical Center Groningen

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
During the first 9 months of life, the children were measured every month (incl. questionnaire), thereafter this frequency decreased until once every 2 years from 3 years onwards.

Marker Paper

L'Abée C, Sauer PJ, Damen M, Rake JP, Cats H, Stolk RP. Cohort Profile: the GECKO Drenthe study, overweight programming during early childhood. Int J Epidemiol. 2008 Jun;37(3):486-9. doi: 10.1093/ije/dym218. Epub 2008 Jan 31.

PUBMED 18238823

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families
  • Other : Pregnant women and their newborns.

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,997
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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