Research Project

Identifying targets for reducing obesity caused by early life disadvantages

This study aims to evaluate pathways (e.g., diet, physical activity, education, depressive symptomatology, mindfulness, and epigenetic methylation patterns) that may link early life socioeconomic/social adversity to adulthood obesity. This evidence will inform society on anticipated benefits of adulthood interventions on these pathways to reduce the long-term consequences of early childhood adversity on obesity.