The objective of the EARoH team is to study the early life determinants of the child development and later health focusing on 1) early factors implicated in the development of obesity and cardiometabolic abnormalities and 2) early nutrition in relation to other aspects of the child’s development and health. Our ultimate aim is to show that ensuring the conditions of a nurturing and healthy early start in life for all has great potential to reach one major goal of the National Strategy for Health: prioritizing prevention rather than care of chronic diseases.
Our team is the first French group of epidemiologists with a research program entirely devoted to DOHAD. It has played a pioneering role in the development of this research field in France.
We have leading positions in the coordination of two French birth cohorts, EDEN (regional : eden.vjf.inserm.fr ) and Elfe (national : www.elfe-france.fr ) and one adult cohort (http://www.constances.fr )