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ABC is the first Aboriginal birth cohort in Canada, and it seeks to understand the factors that cause adiposity (fatness) in Aboriginal children during the first three years of age.
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ABC is the first Aboriginal birth cohort in Canada, and it seeks to understand the factors that cause adiposity (fatness) in Aboriginal children during the first three years of age.
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       Primary Objectives: 

 

1. Determine if there are differences in birth weight and adiposity between Aboriginal, White Caucasian, and South Asian newborns in Canada.  

2. Determine the major pre-pregnancy maternal factors and pregnancy factors that are associated with the newborn’s adiposity, cardiovascular risk factors at birth, allergy and asthma in the first three years of life. 

3. Determine the association between early feeding practices, sleep patterns, and activity on adiposity, related cardiovascular risk factors, allergy, and asthma at 1 and 3 years after birth.  

4. Determine the impact of the home environment, socio-economic status, health, and psychosocial stress factors of the mother and father & parent-child interaction, on the development of adiposity of the growing offspring in the first three years.