May 5, 2020

Dr. Meghan Azad and Dr. Vernon Dolinsky published a translational study about prenatal artificial sweetener exposure made possible by their interactions in DREAM and DEVOTION, and supported by a CHRIM Operating Grant.  The study involved analysis of CHILD data and comp...

August 16, 2019

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes where high blood glucose levels first appear during pregnancy. GDM is one of the most common complications of pregnancy, though it is a transient condition where blood glucose levels return to healthy levels fol...

The pancreas contains important structures called the islets that produce important glucose-regulating hormones, including insulin. Diabetes happens when the islets fail to produce enough insulin to control blood sugar, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Mounting ev...

September 25, 2018

The latest research from Dr. Azad and the CHILD Study were published today in Pediatrics. The results show that breastfeeding was inversely associated with weight gain velocity, BMI, and overweight risk during infancy. This association was dose dependent, diminish...

September 19, 2018

This collaborative paper was published on the role of the early life environment and chronic disease disparities among Indigenous children. We examined the role of colonization on early-life factors on the mother and child and how they modify disease risk later in life...

August 8, 2018

Research staff and investigators of the Next Generation cohort study published a description of this cohort and study in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

August 8, 2018

Laetitia Guillemette recently published a systematic review and meta-analysis on exercise in pregnancy and children's cardiometabolic risk factors. This article was published in Sports Medicine. You can read the full article HERE

July 2, 2018

Overweight and obesity are important risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and they begin very early in life. The objective of this study was to compare the impact of formula versus solid foods later in infancy, brief formula exposure (“just one bottle”) in the hospital on...

June 30, 2018

This study aimed to determine if exposure to gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes during pregnancy increased a child’s risk for type 2 diabetes in their teen years. DREAM scientist Brandy Wicklow and her team also wanted to see if the impact of diabetes exposure in...

June 13, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a complex chronic disease. Among youth, type 2 diabetes afflicts youth living in poverty and youth who are racial minorities. The research question that guided this recent study from Dr. McGavock and his team was “Are youth with pre-diabetes more lik...

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