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Estimation of Newborn Risk for Child or Adolescent Obesity: Lessons from Longitudinal Birth Cohorts

  • Anita Morandi mail,

    froguel@good.ibl.fr (PF); anita.morandi@voila.fr (AM)

    Affiliations: Unité Mixte de Recherche 8199, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pasteur Institute, Lille, France, Regional Centre for Juvenile Diabetes, Obesity and Clinical Nutrition, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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  • David Meyre,

    Affiliations: Unité Mixte de Recherche 8199, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pasteur Institute, Lille, France, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

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  • Stéphane Lobbens,

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche 8199, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pasteur Institute, Lille, France

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  • Ken Kleinman,

    Affiliation: Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Marika Kaakinen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health Sciences and Biocenter, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman,

    Affiliation: Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Vincent Vatin,

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche 8199, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pasteur Institute, Lille, France

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  • Stefan Gaget,

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche 8199, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pasteur Institute, Lille, France

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  • Anneli Pouta,

    Affiliations: Department of Children, Young People and Families, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, Institute of Clinical Medicine/Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Anna-Liisa Hartikainen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Medicine/Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Jaana Laitinen,

    Affiliation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Aimo Ruokonen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Sciences and Clinical Chemistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Shikta Das,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anokhi Ali Khan,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Paul Elliott,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Claudio Maffeis,

    Affiliation: Regional Centre for Juvenile Diabetes, Obesity and Clinical Nutrition, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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  • Matthew W. Gillman,

    Affiliation: Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Marjo-Riitta Järvelin equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Philippe Froguel

    Affiliations: Institute of Health Sciences and Biocenter, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Department of Life Course and Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Oulu, Finland

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  • Philippe Froguel equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Philippe Froguel

    froguel@good.ibl.fr (PF); anita.morandi@voila.fr (AM)

    Affiliations: Unité Mixte de Recherche 8199, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pasteur Institute, Lille, France, Department of Genomics of Common Disease, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049919

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