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Key Laboratory of Reproductive Health, National Health and Family Planning Commission of China
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Name: Key Laboratoryof Reproductive Health, National Health and Family Planning Commission of China

 

Founded1996

 

Research field:

The laboratoryis dedicated to improving women and children’s health and providing technical support to relevant departments of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China for policy decision through scientific research. Currently, the laboratory focuses on the birth defects etiology, surveillance, control and prevention; etiology and preventive measures of low birth weight, preterm birth, and perinatal death; and physiological and mental impact of Cesarean section, which is inappropriately used too often in the country.

 

Research directions: 

1.Birth defects

  • Folate intake in women of reproductive-aged women.
  • Folic acid, homocysteine and neural tube defects.
  • Genetic determinants of birth defects.
  • Environmental pollutants (heavy metals and organic chemicals) and birth defects.
  • Folic acid supplementation and effectiveness.
  • Long-term effect of maternal folic acid supplementation on child growth, development, and cognition.

2.Nutrition, pregnancy outcomes and children’s health

  • Hemoglobin and pregnancy outcomes and pregnancy complications.
  • Folic acid, folic acid plus iron, and multivitamins and pregnancy outcomes.
  • Folic acid, folic acid plus iron, and multivitamins and children’s physical and cognitive development
  • Folic acid and recurrent pregnancy loss.

3.Long-term impact on children’s health of Caesarian section

  • Physical development.
  • Mental and behavioral development.
  • Obesity/Metabolic disease

 

Director:Aiguo Ren, MD, PhD, Professor

 

Contact:Dr. Jin, Lei

Email: jinlei@bjmu.edu.cn

Tel: +86 10 82801581

Fax: +86 10 82801141

Address: NHPFC Key Laboratory, Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University Health Science Center, 38 Xueyuan Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100191,China.




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