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Nutritional Intervention Preconception and During Pregnancy to Maintain Healthy Glucose Metabolism and Offspring Health (“NiPPeR”): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Keith M. Godfrey1, 2Email author,
  • Wayne Cutfield3, 4,
  • Shiao-Yng Chan5, 6,
  • Philip N. Baker3, 7,
  • Yap-Seng Chong5, 6 and
  • NiPPeR Study Group

Received: 31 October 2016

Accepted: 6 March 2017

Published: 20 March 2017

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Original Submission
31 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kimberley McAuley
18 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Keith Godfrey
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kimberley McAuley
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-1875-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital
Liggins Institute, University of Auckland
A Better Start, New Zealand National Science Challenge
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and National University Health System
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Leicester