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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Androgens in the maternal and fetal circulation: association with insulin resistance.Journal Article
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 26 (5), pp. 513-9, 2013, ISSN: 1476-7058.
Relationship between the adoption of preventive practices and the metabolic profile of women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus.Journal Article
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 37 (6), pp. 1232-8, 2012, ISSN: 1715-5312.
Sex hormone-binding globulin levels and obesity in women with gestational diabetes: relationship with infant birthweight.Journal Article
Gynecol Endocrinol, 27 (11), pp. 905-9, 2011, ISSN: 0951-3590.
Circulating interleukin-6 concentrations during and after gestational diabetes mellitus.Journal Article
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 90 (5), pp. 524-30, 2011, ISSN: 0001-6349.
Weight gain measures in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.Journal Article
J Womens Health (Larchmt), 20 (3), pp. 375-80, 2011, ISSN: 1540-9996.
Prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus: a review of studies on weight management.Journal Article
Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 26 (1), pp. 17-25, 2010, ISSN: 1520-7552.
Maternal nutrient intake and risks for transverse and longitudinal limb deficiencies: data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2003.Journal Article
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol, 85 (9), pp. 773-9, 2009, ISSN: 1542-0752.
Does the MTHFR 677C-->T variant affect the Recommended Dietary Allowance for folate in the US population?Journal Article
Am J Clin Nutr, 89 (4), pp. 1269-73, 2009, ISSN: 0002-9165.
Prevalence, family history, and prevention of reported osteoporosis in U.S. women.Journal Article
Am J Prev Med, 35 (1), pp. 47-54, 2008, ISSN: 0749-3797.
The genetics of gestational diabetes mellitus: evidence for relationship with type 2 diabetes mellitus.Journal Article
Genet Med, 10 (4), pp. 240-50, 2008, ISSN: 1098-3600.
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