Obesity and excessive gestational weight gain may have several consequences for both mother and child. Infancy also seems to be critical for the development of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases. In this thesis, we examined the adiposity and cardiovascular health related consequences of maternal and infant adiposity.
The research described in this thesis is part of the Generation R Study, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and the Generation XXI, Porto, Portugal. The findings of this thesis emphasize the importance of maternal adiposity during pregnancy and infant adiposity on the adiposity status and cardiovascular profile in later life.
Prevention of maternal adiposity during pregnancy and infant adiposity is important to reduce the burden of obesity and cardiovascular disease throughout the life course and in future generations.

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Keywords adiposity, pregnancy, infancy, cardiovascular, metabolic, children
Promotor V.W.V. Jaddoe (Vincent) , R. Gaillard (Romy) , A. Oliveira (Andreia)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-92683-95-3
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/102844
Santos, S.M.S. (2017, November 15). Maternal and Infant Adiposity: Metabolic Health Related Consequences. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/102844