The DynaHEALTH consortium's profile paper has been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The paper explains why the consortium was set up and what the project is about, what data is included, what has been measured, what has been found and the challenges faced.
Partners in the DynaHEALTH consortium met in York, UK, on 20th February 2018, for the project's annual General Assembly meeting.
The esearch group, at the University of Oulu's Centre for Life Course Health Research, is seeking a new postdoctoral researcher with excellent skills in longitudinal data analysis approaches in epidemiology.
The 10 anniversary World Congress 'Lifecourse Health and Disease: Observations, Experiments and Interventions’ took place in Rotterdam between 15th and 18th October 2017.
Males who are overweight in childhood but achieve normal weight as young adults do not have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, compared to men who were never overweight.
The University of Lincoln is enjoying an exciting period of expansion and is seeking to further support and develop research in the school through the creation of a 3-year Early Career Research Lectureship. This post is to work within the expanding developmental psychopathology team headed by Professor Alina Rodriguez.
DynaHEALTH Partner Erasmus Medical Centre is involved in the LEaDing Fellows Programme, a Marie Curie Fellowship program for postdocs.
This paper 'Using Genetic Variation to Explore the Causal Effect of Maternal Pregnancy Adiposity on Future Offspring Adiposity: A Mendelian Randomisation Study' was published in January 2017 in PLOS Medicine.
DynaHEALTH Partner representatives from Beta and the University of Oulu recently hosted a meeting with a number of external policymakers and healthcare professionals from the South Yorkshire region of the UK, where the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes is high.
This paper 'Associations of genetic risk scores based on adult adiposity pathways with childhood growth and adiposity measures' was published in August 2016 in BMC Genetics, Volume 17, p120.
This paper 'Randomized Trial of a Lifestyle Program in Obese Infertile Women' was published in May 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 374, Issue 20, p1942-1953.
Publication: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease from a small body size at birth to epigenetics
This paper 'Developmental Origins of Health and Disease from a small body size at birth to epigenetics' was published in June 2016 in Annals of Medicine, Volume 8, p1-12.
This paper 'Influence of common genetic variants on childhood kidney outcomes' was published in July 2016 in Pediatric Research, Volume 80, Issue 1, p60-66.
This paper 'Cell-type specific DNA methylation in cord blood: a 450K-reference data set and cell count-based validation of estimated cell type composition' was published in August 2016 in Epigenetics, Volume 11, Issue 9, p690-698.
This paper 'Prenatal Undernutrition and Autonomic Function in Adulthood' was published in November/December 2016 in Psychosomatic Medicine, Volume 78, Issue 9, p991–997.
This paper 'Prenatal Undernutrition and Leukocyte Telomere Length in Late Adulthood: the Dutch Famine Birth Cohort Study' was published in July 2015 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 102, p655-660.
This paper 'Prenatal Undernutrition and Physical Function and Frailty at the Age of 68 Years: The Dutch Famine Birth Cohort Study' was published in May 2016 in Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, Volume 71, Issue 10, p1306-1314.
This paper 'Body size at birth and coronary heart disease-related hospital care in adult men: Findings from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study' was published online in September 2016 in Annals of Medicine, Volume 23, p1-10.
This paper 'Epigenome-wide meta-analysis of methylation in children related to prenatal NO2 air pollution exposure' was published in July 2016 in Environmental Health Perspectives.
This paper 'Maternal, fetal and perinatal alterations associated with obesity, overweight and gestational diabetes: an observational cohort study (PREOBE)' was published in March 2016 in BMC Public Health, Volume 16, Issue 207.
This paper 'Vitamin D and the Promotion of Long-Term Metabolic Health from a Programming Perspective' was published in November 2015 in Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, Volume 8, Issue S1, p11-21.
Publication: The content of the Pension reform is poorly understood - findings from the health care sector
This paper 'The content of the Pension reform is poorly understood - findings from the health care sector' was published in 2016 in Työelämän Tutkimus, Volume 2, Issue 14, 210-215.
This paper 'Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease' was published online in September 2016 in Nature.
This paper 'The genetics of blood pressure regulation and its target organs from association studies in 342,415 individuals' was published online in September 2016 in Nature Genetics.
Long-term exposure to air pollution in the area where you live increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
It is possible that modern teenagers are trapped by a trait which evolved thousands of years ago to help them through puberty, but which now leaves them vulnerable to obesity.
This paper 'Maternal plasma folate impacts differential DNA methylation in an epigenome-wide meta-analysis of newborns' was published in February 2016 in Nature Communications, Volume 7, Article Number 10577.
This paper 'An epigenome-wide association meta-analysis of prenatal maternal stress in neonates: a model approach for replication' was published in February 2016 in Epigenetics, Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 140 to 149.
A radio 4 programme, broadcast on 29th July 2016, interviewed DynaHEALTH's Professor Tessa Roseboom about the Dutch Famine Study and the impact of the famine on children born during this period.
A new study, focused on the Dutch famine of 1944-45, has highlighted how prenatal famine exposure has sex-specific effects on brain size.