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Research project

Does Pregnancy Vitamin D Supplementation Alter Trajectories Of Body Composition And Bone Mineralisation From Early Childhood To Adolescence? Follow-up Of A Randomised Placebo-controlled Trial


Lead researcher

Dr Rebecca Moon

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Child Health

Research interests

  • Early life programming of musculoskeletal health and body composition
  • Childhood bone health
  • Vitamin D
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Other researchers

Professor Cyrus Cooper

Prof Rheumatology Clinical Epidemiology

Research interests

  • Key research contributions have been:
  • discovery of the developmental influences which contribute to the risk of osteoporosis and hip fracture in late adulthood
  • demonstration that maternal vitamin D insufficiency is associated with sub-optimal bone mineral accrual in childhood
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Professor Nicholas Harvey


Research interests

  • Lifecourse epidemiology of osteoporosis and fragility fractures
  • Understanding mechanism and development of novel interventions across lifecourse to prevent fragility fractures
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Dr Elizabeth Curtis

Associate Professor in Rheumatology
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Professor Kate Ward

Professor in Global M/skeletal Health
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Dr Jonathan Swann

Professor of Biomolecular Medicine
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Research outputs