Last updated on January 2020

Peking University Birth Cohort in Tongzhou


Brief description of study

The PKUBC-T is a prospective cohort study carried out in Tongzhou district of Beijing, China. The primary aim of this study is to investigate the short-term and long-term effects of pre-pregnant and prenatal exposure on maternal and child health. Data are collected regarding environmental, nutritional and lifestyle exposures as well as short-term and long-term health outcomes of mothers and their children from birth to 6 years old. Biological samples including blood and tissue samples are also collected from mothers and their children.

Detailed Study Description

Maternal and child health is of great concern globally. Early life phase of a fetus and infant is a critical period for the development of health and disease in the whole life. Exposure of negative environmental, nutritional and lifestyle factors in pregnant women during this period can have adverse effects on fetal and infant. In addition, for mothers, complications during pregnancy could also have a negative effect on long-term health of mothers, such as diabetes, hypertension. Thus, the Peking University Birth Cohort in Tongzhou is primarily aimed to investigate the short-term and long-term effects of pre-pregnant and prenatal exposure on maternal and child health. Data are collected regarding environmental, nutritional and lifestyle exposures as well as short-term and long-term health outcomes of mothers and their children from birth to 6 years old. Biological samples including blood and tissue samples are also collected from mothers and their children.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03814395

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