Research on diet in pregnancy gets national press coverage

Dr Laura Hardie and Dr Sarah Fleming were two of the authors on a recent paper published as part of the European Union funded NewGeneris study

Dr Laura Hardie and Dr Sarah Fleming were two of the authors on a recent paper published as part of the European Union funded NewGeneris study exploring the relationship between levels of acrylamide (a chemical formed in fried starchy foods such as crisps and chips during cooking) and birth weight.

The study measured acrylamide levels in 1,100 infants across England, Denmark, Greece, Norway and Spain. The babies from England were part of theBorn in Bradford birth cohort.

The results received national press coverage including the BBC News, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph in which Dr Hardie was quoted.