Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)

This study, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development, explores the impact of eating disorders, related behaviors and nutrition during the perinatal period on pregnancy outcome in a sample of 100,000 births in Norway. In addition to rich dietary and environmental information, we have eating disorders assessments on mothers prior to and during pregnancy and ongoing assessments of eating behavior and attitudes in the children as they now enter the toddler years. Plans for the study include following this cohort of children into adulthood. DNA is available on children and parents for genetic analysis.

Link to study website here.

Publications from this study:

  1. Bulik, C.M., Von Holle, A., Hamer, R., Knopf Bergh, C., Torgersen, L., Magnus, P., Stoltenberg, C., Siega-Riz, A.M., Sullivan, P.F, Reichborn-Kjennerud, T. (2007) Patterns of remission, continuation, and incidence of eating disorders during pregnancy in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Psychological Medicine, 37, 1109-1118. PMID: 17493296. PMC2657803.
  2. Siega-Riz, A.M., Haugen, M., Meltzer. H.M., Von Holle, A., Hamer. R., Torgersen, L., Knopf-Berg, C., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M. (2008) Nutrient and food group intakes of women with and without bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder during pregnancy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87, 1346-55. PMID: 18469258. PMC2663958.
  3. Bulik, C.M., Von Holle, A., Gendall, K., Lie, K.K., Hoffman, E., Mo, X., Torgersen, L., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T (2008) Maternal eating disorders influence sex ratio at birth. Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 87, 979-81. PMID: 18720046. PMC2663335.
  4. Torgersen, L., Von Holle, A., Knopf Bergh, C., Hamer, R., Siega-Riz, A.M., Sullivan, P.F. Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M., (2008) Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women with bulimia nervosa and EDNOS. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41, 722-727. PMID: 18528877. PMC3247760.
  5. Knopf-Bergh, C., Torgersen, L., Von Holle, A., Hamer, R., Siega-Riz, A.M., Sullivan, P.F. Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M., (2008) Psychosocial factors associated with broadly defined bulimia nervosa during early pregnancy: findings from the Norwegian mother and child cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 396-404. PMID: 18473258.
  6. Bulik, C.M., Von Holle, A., Siega-Riz, A.M., Torgersen, L., Kviem Lie, K., Hamer. R.M., Knoph-Berg, C., Sullivan, P.F., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T. (2009) Birth outcomes in women with eating disorders in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42, 9-18. PMID: 18720472.
  7. Swann, R.A., Von Holle, A., Torgersen, L., Gendall, K.A., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M. (2009) Attitudes toward weight gain during pregnancy: Results from the Norwegian mother and child cohort study (MoBa). International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42, 394-401. PMID: 19115369. PMC2696571.
  8. Reba-Harrelson, L., Von Holle, A., Hamer, R.M., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M. (2010) Patterns of maternal feeding and child eating associated with eating disorders in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Eating Behaviors, 11, 54-61. PMID: 19962121. PMC2790429.
  9. Knoph-Berg, C., Torgersen, L., Tambs, K., Hamer, R.M., Bulik, C.M., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T. (2011) Factors associated with binge eating disorder in pregnancy. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 124-33. PMID: 20127938. PMC2888703.
  10. Siega-Riz, A.M., Von Holle, A., Haugen, M., Meltzer, H.M., Hamer, R., Torgersen, L., Berg, C.K., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M. (2011) Gestational weight gain of women with eating disorders in the Norwegian pregnancy cohort. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 428-434. PMID: 21661002.
  11. Dellava, J.E., Von Holle, A., Torgersen, L., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Haugen, M., Meltzer, H.M., Bulik, C.M. (2011) Dietary supplement use immediately before and during pregnancy in Norwegian women with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 325-332. PMID: 21472751. PMC3072566.
  12. Zerwas, S., Von Holle, A., Torgersen, L., Stoltenberg, C., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Bulik, C.M. (2012) Maternal eating disorders and infant temperament: Findings from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). International Journal of Eating Disorders. PMID: 22287333. PMC3323717.
  13. Lydecker, J.A., Pisetsky, E.M., Mitchell, K.S., Thornton, L.M., Kendler, K.S.,Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Lichtenstein, P., Bulik, C.M., Mazzeo, S.E. (2012) Association between co-twin sex and eating disorders in opposite sex twin pairs: Evaluations in North American, Norwegian, and Swedish samples. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 72, 73-77. PMID: 22200526. PMC3246617.