The fetal overnutrition hypothesis proposes that greater maternal adiposity results in increased obesity throughout the life in the offspring. In his presentation, Dr Mamun will share some of the results using data from the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy (MUSP) cohort. Dr Mamun and his colleagues have examined the associations of parental pre-pregnancy BMI with offspring BMI (at age 5, 14 and 21 years), offspring adiposity (central obesity at 5, 21 and 30 years) and offspring body composition at 30 years in 2,000 parent-offspring pairs.

Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, he holds the prestigious Career Development Fellowship of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Dr. Mamun has a firmly established academic profile in the life epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, hypertension, tobacco, diabetes, depression, sleep disorder, metabolic syndrome and longitudinal methodologies. He is one of the Principal Investigators of the multi-generational Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy (MUSP) cohort that started in early 1980s. Dr Mamun is leading the third generation follow-up of the MUSP cohort focusing on the generational and developmental pathways of childhood and adolescent obesity across three generations.

The seminar will take place in room No 549 (CHESS Library) at CHESS, 5th floor, Sveavägen 160 (Sveaplan), on Thursday 28 April at 1 pm.