Our teams: EAROH

I am an epidemiologist and public health researcher, working at the research team on early life origins of health (EAROH), CRESS (Inserm UMR 1153). My research is driven by the social inequalities in health, with a focus on early growth and obesity. I am interested in how energy balance-related behaviours, i.e. diet, sedentary behaviours (especially excessive screen time) and physical activity, mediate such inequalities, through both observational and intervention approaches. In particular, I draw on the EDEN mother-child cohort [https://eden.vjf.inserm.fr/], the Elfe birth cohort [https://www.elfe-france.fr/] and the ENFAMS study, carried out among families experiencing homelessness [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26511600/]. In addition, I am engaged in the scale-up evaluation of the evidence-based INFANT Program in Australia [https://www.infantprogram.org/] and principal investigator of the ECAIL trial, currently implemented among socially disadvantaged families (NCT03003117, [https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03003117]).

Research interests

  • Social and nutritional epidemiology
  • Population health intervention research
  • Dietary and lifestyle patterns

Key publications

  • Lioret S, Harrar F, Boccia D, Hesketh KD, Kuswara K, Van Baaren C, Maritano S, Charles MA, Heude B, Laws R. The effectiveness of interventions during the first 1,000 days to improve energy balance-related behaviors or prevent overweight/obesity in children from socio-economically disadvantaged families of high-income countries: a systematic review. Obes Rev. 2023 Jan;24(1):e13524. doi: 10.1111/obr.13524.

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  • Descarpentrie A, Bernard JY, Vandentorren S, Melchior M, Galéra C, Chia A, Chong MF, Charles MA, Heude B, Lioret S. Prospective associations of lifestyle patterns in early childhood with socio-emotional and behavioural development and BMI: An outcome-wide analysis of the EDEN mother-child cohort.
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2023 Jan;37(1):69-80. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12926.

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  • Lioret S, Campbell KJ, McNaughton SA, Cameron AJ, Salmon J, Abbott G, Hesketh KD. Lifestyle Patterns Begin in Early Childhood, Persist and Are Socioeconomically Patterned, Confirming the Importance of Early Life Interventions. Nutrients. 2020 Mar 9;12(3):724. doi: 10.3390/nu12030724.

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