Environmental and nutritional determinants of adverse pregnancy outcomes

Thesis event information

Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

Lecture hall F202, Aapistie 5 B

Topic of the dissertation

Environmental and nutritional determinants of adverse pregnancy outcomes

Doctoral candidate

M.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics Hamudat Balogun

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Medicine, Research Unit of Population Health, Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research

Subject of study

Public health

Opponent

Professor Anna Hansell, Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability (CEHS), University of Leicester, UK

Custos

Professor Jouni J. K. Jaakkola, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu

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The effect of exposure to air pollution and nutrition on pregnancy outcomes

The thesis is a combination of three different studies. The first two focus on the effects of exposure to air pollution during pregnancy on infants. While the third study investigated the effect of mother’s vitamin D status on her newborn. The results suggest that mothers exposure to air pollution increases the risk of low birth weight and stillbirth. The third study shows that insufficient consumption of vitamin D-rich food can increase the risk of premature birth.
Last updated: 5.10.2022