Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Babu, G.R., Das, A., Lobo, E. et al. Mid-upper arm circumference in pregnant women and birth weight in newborns as substitute for skinfold thickness: findings from the MAASTHI cohort study, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 21, 484 (2021).
  2. Deepa R, Lewis MG, Van Schayck OC, Babu GR. Food habits in pregnancy and its association with gestational diabetes mellitus: results from a prospective cohort study in public hospitals of urban India. BMC nutrition. 2020;6(1):1-9.
  3. Babu GR, Mueller NT, Lewis MG, Krishnan A, Lobo E, Deepa R, Khetrapal S, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Delivery mode and altered infant growth at 1 year of life in India. Pediatric Research. 2021 Mar 2:1-7.
  4. Ana Y, Lewis MG, van Schayck OC, Babu GR. Is physical activity in pregnancy associated with prenatal and postnatal depressive symptoms?: Results from MAASTHI cohort study in South India. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2021 May 1;144:110390.
  5. Koya S, Babu GR, R D, Iyer V, Yamuna A, Lobo E, S P, Kinra S and Murthy GVS (2020) Determinants of Breastfeeding Practices and Its Association with Infant Anthropometry: Results From a Prospective Cohort Study in South India. Front. Public Health 8:492596. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.492596 (IF; 2.483)
  6. Babu GR, Melissa Glenda Lewis, Eunice Lobo, Anjaly Krishnan, Yamuna Ana, Jodie Katon, Daniel A. Enquobahrie, Onyebuchi A. Arah, Sanjay Kinra, GVS Murthy. Do Gestational obesity, and Gestational Diabetes have an independent effect on neonatal adiposity? Results of mediation analysis from a cohort study in South India. Clinical epidemiology,2019. Clinical Epidemiology. Clinical Epidemiology 2019:11 1067-80. (IF 3.178)
  7. Babu GR, Murthy GVS, Reddy Y et al. Small for gestational age babies and depressive symptoms of mothers during Pregnancy: Results from a birth cohort in India. Wellcome Open Res 2018, 3:76 (DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.14618.1)
  8. Babu GR, GVS Murthy, Yamuna, Prital Patel, Deepa R, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Sanjay Kinra, K Srinath Reddy.  Association of Obesity with hypertension and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in India, A meta-analysis of observational studies. World J Diabetes. 2018 January 15; 9(1): 40–52.
  9. Babu GR, Murthy GVS, Singh N, et al. Sociodemographic and Medical Risk Factors Associated with Antepartum Depression. Frontiers in Public Health. 2018; 6:127. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00127.
  10. Babu GR, Tejaswi B, Kalavathi M, Vatsala G, Murthy G, Kinra S, Neelon SEB: Assessment of screening practices for gestational hyperglycaemia in public health facilities: a descriptive study in Bengaluru, India. Journal of public health research 2015, 4(1).
  11. Shriyan P, Babu GR, Ravi D, Ana Y, van Schayck OC, Thankachan P, Murthy GV. Ambient and Indoor Air Pollution in Pregnancy and the risk of Low birth weight and Ensuing Effects in Infants (APPLE): A cohort study in Bangalore, South India. Wellcome Open Research. 2019 Oct 30;3:133
  12. Babu GR, Karthik M, Ravi D, Ana Y, Shriyan P, Hasige KK, Deshpande K, Siddlingaiah LB, Kinra S, Murthy GVS. What makes pregnant women revisit public hospitals for research? Participant engagement and retention trial in a public hospital (PERTH): an RCT protocol. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018;18:369.(IF 2.331)
  13. Babu GR, Murthy G, Deepa R, Yamuna, Prafulla, Kumar HK, Karthik M, Deshpande K, Benjamin Neelon S.E., Prabhakaran D, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Maternal antecedents of adiposity and studying the transgenerational role of hyperglycemia and insulin (MAASTHI): a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16(1):311. (IF 2.331)
  14. Babu GR, Garadi L, Murthy G, Kinra S: Effect of hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy on adiposity in their infants in India: a protocol of a multicenter cohort study. BMJ open 2014, 4(6): e005417. (IF 2.413)