CHILD researcher uncovering the link between breast-feeding and early childhood obesity

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Dr. Meghan Azad, a CHILD Study associate investigator and assistant professor in pediatrics & child health at the University of Manitoba, is working to understand the early-life origins of health and disease.

Using data collected from the CHILD Study, Dr. Azad’s research focuses in on how breastfeeding and breast milk composition can affect the development of childhood obesity. asthma, allergies, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

Her work is profiled in a new ‘Health Research in Action’ feature story by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Photo: Dr. Azad (left) with five-year-old Jillian and her mom Melissa, participants in the CHILD Study. Photo compliments of Dr. Azad.