Amsterdam Born Children and their Development
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Research areas

This table outlines the main research areas within the ABCD study. If you would like to know more about any one of these topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.

(ethnic differences in)
perinatal risk factors
(ethnic differences in)
perinatale outcomes
(ethnic differences in)
health of the child
Nutrition and metabolism
– Nutritional status
– Lipid profile
– Thyroid function
Cardio-metabolic profile
– Lipid profile
– Glucose, insulin activity
– BMI and body fat percentage
– Blood pressure and heart rate
Lifestyle and health
– Smoking, alcohol, drugs
– BMI, physical activity
– Diabetes and hypertension
Pregnancy outcomes
– Pregnancy duration
– Birth weight
– Congenital malformations
– Perinatal mortality
Cognitive development
– Attention
– Visual-motor coordination
– Inhibition
Psychosocial stress
– Depression and anxiety
– Work related stress
– Upbringing stress
– Cortisol level
Infants
– Growth and development
– Food pattern
– Crying behaviour
Psychosocial health
– Behavioral problems
– Mood disorders
Environment
– Air pollution
– Home environment
– Noise
– Electromagnetic fields
Nutrition
– Energy intake, macronutrients and micronutrients
– Eating behaviour