Thursday, 8 November 2007

Calling all new mums!

New mothers are being invited to help with vital new research to find out why South Asian Indians living in the UK are twice as likely to die from heart disease as the general UK population.

The London Mother and Baby Study is calling for new mums to have their baby’s measurements harmlessly taken by a ‘PeaPod’ crib at a Northwest London hospital.

The safe, comfortable, warm PeaPod machine has been designed just for babies and measures the baby’s weight and size (body volume). These measurements are used to work out the amount of fat and muscle the baby has.

The study is recruiting pregnant, UK-born South Asian Indian women and pregnant UK-born white women. Mothers to be will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and, if they are eligible, transport will be provided to the hospital clinic when the baby is 6–8 weeks old.

The study visit only takes about 90 minutes. Volunteers are being recruited from now until the end of 2008.

For further information or if you are interested in taking part in the study, please contact Kristina Stanfield on 020 7927 2247 or at

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