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Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS)

Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS)

Initiatives -
This study will investigate the effect of environmental chemicals on child obesity and neurodevelopment disorders. It will also investigate the mechanisms by which environmental chemicals affect child obesity and neurodevelopment disorders. By examining exposures during the critical in-utero window and exploring the mechanistic pathways by which they influence child growth and development.
Start Year
2016
Funding
National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD. PhD Assiamira Ferrara
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Design

Study design
Case-control
Follow Up
Fasting blood draw, urine collection, anthropometric measurements, and questionnaires on health history and lifestyle are completed at baseline and follow-up clinic visits with targeted windows of 10-13 and 16-19 weeks of gestation, respectively.

Marker Paper

Zhu Y, Hedderson MM, Feng J, Mevi AA, Ferrara A. The Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS): a population-based longitudinal multi-racial birth cohort. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Apr 17;17(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1301-0.

PUBMED 28415965

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,350
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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