Programme 1 aims to understand:
Our aims are to:
Aim: To elucidate the risk factors for, and mechanisms which underlie, the developmental origins of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal disorders; and to develop intervention studies aimed at modifying later disease risk through nutritional and other interventions targeted at critical periods of early development.
The overarching objectives are to optimise diet behaviours and nutrition before conception and during pregnancy to improve the capacity and health of the next-generation, and to understand the mechanisms linking pre-conception and fetal nutrition to lifelong health.
We are keen to maximise the use of data from our cohorts, trials and other studies, and welcome approaches from researchers to explore use of the data. We have a procedure for data sharing to ensure that we preserve the confidentiality of the data and we need to abide by the terms of participant consent for each study. Our model for data sharing is a collaborative one and we work with researchers using the data to support them in the interpretation of the various data variables and of their findings. If you are interested in using our data, please email the Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org