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Does an intervention that improves infant sleep also improve overweight at age 6? Follow-up of a randomised trial
  1. Melissa Wake1,2,3,
  2. Anna Price1,2,
  3. Susan Clifford1,2,
  4. Obioha C Ukoumunne2,3,
  5. Harriet Hiscock1,2,3
  1. 1Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Professor Melissa Wake, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia; melissa.wake{at}rch.org.au

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  • Funding The Infant Sleep Study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 237120 and the Pratt Foundation, and the follow-up Kids Sleep Study by the Foundation for Children (Project Grant 180 2009). The authors' work was independent of the funders (the funding source had no involvement). MW was supported by NHMRC Population Health Career Development Awards #284556 and #546405, AP by a Melbourne Research Scholarship (The University of Melbourne), SC by the Foundation for Children Grant, and OCU's and HH's postdoctoral positions by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant 436914.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethical approval Project approval was obtained from Human Research Ethics Committee of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, for the Infant Sleep Study (23067B) and 6 year Kids Sleep Study follow-up (28137F).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding The Infant Sleep Study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 237120 and the Pratt Foundation, and the follow-up Kids Sleep Study by the Foundation for Children (Project Grant 180 2009). The authors' work was independent of the funders (the funding source had no involvement). MW was supported by NHMRC Population Health Career Development Awards #284556 and #546405, AP by a Melbourne Research Scholarship (The University of Melbourne), SC by the Foundation for Children Grant, and OCU's and HH's postdoctoral positions by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant 436914.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethical approval Project approval was obtained from Human Research Ethics Committee of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, for the Infant Sleep Study (23067B) and 6 year Kids Sleep Study follow-up (28137F).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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