Dr. Julie Robitaille is a trained nutritionist and completed her Master’s degree and PhD in Nutrition at Laval University. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, United States. Dr. Robitaille is a full professor at Laval University’s School of Nutrition, as well as a researcher at the CHU Research Centre of Quebec (Endocrinology and Nephrology) and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Laval University. Since the beginning of her career, her research has been funded by the FRQS, CIHR, CFI, Diabetes Quebec, Danone Institute of Canada, and Diabetes Canada.
Dr. Robitaille is interested in studying the maternal determinants of chronic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, using gestational diabetes as a model. Gestational diabetes is defined as hyperglycemia that occurs or is first noticed during pregnancy. Nearly one in 10 pregnancies is complicated by gestational diabetes. This disease can have different consequences for the short- and long-term health of mothers and children, including an increase in the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Robitaille’s work focuses on these different consequences on mother and child health. Her work also investigates postnatal lifestyle factors such as healthy eating, regular physical activity, and breastfeeding that can prevent the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes in mothers and children.
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Consequences of steroid-5α-reductase deficiency and inhibition in vertebrates.Journal Article
Gen Comp Endocrinol, 290 , pp. 113400, 2020, ISSN: 0016-6480.
Do pregnant women eat healthier than non-pregnant women of childbearing age?Journal Article
Int J Food Sci Nutr, pp. 1-12, 2020, ISSN: 0963-7486.
Changes in Eating Behaviours Throughout Pregnancy: Associations with Gestational Weight Gain and Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index.Journal Article
J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 42 (1), pp. 54-60, 2020, ISSN: 1701-2163.
Effects of an Evidence-Informed Healthy Eating Blog on Dietary Intakes and Food-Related Behaviors of Mothers of Preschool- and School-Aged Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal Article
J Acad Nutr Diet, 120 (1), pp. 53-68, 2020, ISSN: 2212-2672.
Long-term effects of a healthy eating blog in mothers and children.Journal Article
Matern Child Nutr, 16 (3), pp. e12981, 2020, ISSN: 1740-8695.
Social Support, but Not Perceived Food Environment, Is Associated with Diet Quality in French-Speaking Canadians from the PREDISE Study.Journal Article
Nutrients, 11 (12), 2019, ISSN: 2072-6643.
Intakes of Total, Free, and Naturally Occurring Sugars in the French-Speaking Adult Population of the Province of Québec, Canada: The PREDISE Study.Journal Article
Nutrients, 11 (10), 2019, ISSN: 2072-6643.
Tracking of Dietary Intake and Diet Quality from Late Pregnancy to the Postpartum Period.Journal Article
Nutrients, 11 (9), 2019, ISSN: 2072-6643.
Association between lifestyle habits and adiposity values among children exposed and unexposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero.Journal Article
Diabetes Metab Syndr, 13 (5), pp. 2947-2952, 2019, ISSN: 1871-4021.
Effects of 6-month vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity and secretion: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.Journal Article
Eur J Endocrinol, 181 (3), pp. 287-299, 2019, ISSN: 0804-4643.
- Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31