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Nutrition study seeks local pregnant women

If you’re a pregnant woman and want to be part of an exciting study then the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services is looking for you.

The $5-million Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) study launched in Calgary and Edmonton last fall is still thousands short for the study and are looking for more expectant mothers to jump aboard, according to team leader Bonnie Kaplan.

“This study is really about the way nutrition can affect the mother, the baby and the child. We think it’s a really exciting study and a lot of women are very interested,” she said.

The study is looking for 5,000 women from each of Calgary and Edmonton and so far only 750 women from both cities have joined.

“We’re going to treat the women very well and we know this will be a great learning experience for them.”

Recruiter Brenda Turley says APrON will examine how nutrients affect the mother while she is pregnant, the child when it’s born and also the child when it turns three years old.

Women less than 27 weeks pregnant are encouraged to join the five-year study. For more information visit www.apronstudy.ca.

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