Wanted: 600 mums-to-be in Singapore to take part in study

The study is called Nutritional Intervention Preconception And During Pregnancy To Maintain Healthy Glucose Levels And Offspring Health or NiPPeR.

It aims to recruit 600 women in Singapore. So far, 350 women have been enrolled.

Participants will be followed from pre-conception through pregnancy and until their babies are one year old.

Participants will be given a year to conceive while being on the supplement.

They will need to consume the supplement, visit the National University Hospital (NUH) to provide blood, hair and urine samples, answer some questionnaires and be willing to deliver at NUH.

Data collection for the study is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

The study is a collaboration between researchers in the EpiGen Global Research Consortium from the National University of Singapore, the National University Health System, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences at A*Star, the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland and the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, and the University of Southampton in the UK.

Go to www.nipperstudy.com or call 1800-7-647737 for details.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2016, with the headline 'Wanted: 600 mums-to-be in Singapore to take part in study'. Print Edition | Subscribe