Groningen Expert Center for Kids with Obesity (GECKO) Drenthe cohort
To study the prevalence and early risk factors for the development of childhood overweight and fat distribution at very young age.
- Start Year
- End Year
- Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, University of Groningen and WellBaby Clinic Foundation Icare.
Visit GECKO Drenthe cohort
- 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.
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.
- Sources of Recruitment
- Other : Pregnant women and their newborns.
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
Availability of data and biosamples
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.