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Maternal obesity and neonatal health outcomes: A Cohort Study (in Padang-Indonesia)

Lead investigators Hora Soltani and Professor Indra Liputo
Funder Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture in Indonesia
Amount £30,000 (Rp 590.000.000)
Dates May 2010 - December 2011


In partnership with the department of nutrition at Andalas University, this study investigated the impact of maternal obesity on maternal and neonatal health outcomes in Padang-Indonesia. Obesity is a growing health problem globally. Maternal obesity during pregnancy has shown to have serious impact on maternal and neonatal health. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of maternal obesity in West Sumatra, and to establish a cohort of mothers and infants whose data provided information over a period of two years on the health outcomes of mothers and infants.


This project is built on our international maternity research profile and expands our global research activities in supporting our colleagues in other parts of the world.


Ministry of Education and Culture

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