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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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Our cohort is slowly building up! We have 91 women enrolled so far and have had over 60 births! Congratulations to everyone who has welcomed home their new baby! Best wishes and health!
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In the Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) study, our primary goal is to determine the causes of fat gain among Aboriginal newborns and the growing offspring during the first three years of life. We will compare the percent body fat of the Aboriginal babies to that of Caucasian babies and South Asian babies. Also, we will engage pregnant women, new mothers, their healthcare providers, and grandmothers of the Six Nations community to learn about the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards the health of pregnant mothers and the care of newborns. 

For the published version of the study protocol, please click here