Barbara Abrams' work focuses on the inter-relationships between maternal nutrition, weight and social factors and how they impact antenatal and birth outcomes, and long-term health of women and their children. Her work emphasizes prevention of obesity.
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Maternal overweight or obesity before and during pregnancy may lead to early menstruation in daughters
A mother’s weight before pregnancy and the amount of weight she gains while pregnant may have important implications for the hormonal development of her daughter, according to recent research from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
Professor Barbara Abrams, newly elected to the Institute of Medicine, engages in a Q&A about her research on prenatal nutrition.
Barbara Abrams, professor of epidemiology and of maternal and child health, and Carolyn Bertozzi, professor of chemistry and of molecular and cell biology, have been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest national honors in the fields of health and medicine.