1 Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Department of Public Health - Department of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University3 Department of Public Health - Department of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University
a study on parental infertility and developmental coordination disorder in children as an example
Recent findings suggest that many adult diseases may originate in utero and early childhood. The Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) has collected data on many exposures during pregnancy and childhood, which enables researchers to examine many possible links related to the „developmental origins of diseases“ hypothesis. Using data from the DNBC, we conducted research on the possible effects of infertility treatment as well as the underlying infertility problems in parents on the development and health of children. In this paper, we presented as an example our study about the effects of parental infertility and treatment on the risk of developmental coordination disorder in children, a common disease in school-age children. With continuing follow up of children born in the DNBC, we expect more research in this area in the future.
Metode and Data, 2010, Vol 96, p. 15-18
developmental origins of diseases; Danish National Birth Cohort; developmental coordination disorder; infertility