Current work and interests
His research interest is to identify the potential modifiable factors particularly diet during child growth to prevent the development of metabolic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.
Background and experience
Tuck Seng started his undergraduate study in life sciences at National University of Singapore after completing pre-university education in Malaysia. He also attended Heidelberg University for one semester in a student exchange programme. Prior to joining the Unit, he was involved in a Singaporean birth cohort study for more than 3 years when he worked as a research assistant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and also in a Hong Kong birth cohort study when he pursued MPhil in Epidemiology at University of Hong Kong.
- Cheng, TS., Kwok, MK., Leung, GM., Schooling, CM. (2018). The associations of breast feeding with infant growth and body mass index to 16 years: “Children of 1997”. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 32(2), 200-209.
- Cheng, TS.*, Loy, SL.*, Toh, JY., Cheung, YB., Chan, JKY., Godfrey, KM., Gluckman, PD., Saw, SM., Chong, YS., Lee, YS., Lek, N., Chong, MFF., Yap, F. (2016). Predominantly nighttime feeding and weight outcomes in infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104(2), p.380-8.
- Cheng, TS.*, Loy, SL.*, Cheung, YB., Chan, JKY., Pang, WW., Godfrey, KM., Gluckman, PD., Kwek, K., Saw, SM., Chong, YS., Lee, YS., Lek, N., Yap, F. (2016). Sexually dimorphic response to feeding mode in the growth of infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(2), p.398-405.
- Cheng, TS., Chen, H., Lee, T., Teoh, OH., Shek, LP., Lee, BW., Chee, C., Godfrey, KM., Gluckman, PD., Kwek, K., Saw, SM., Chong, YS., Meaney, M., Broekman, BFP., Chay, OM., Van Bever, H., Goh, A. (2015). An independent association of prenatal depression with wheezing and anxiety with rhinitis in infancy. Peadiatric Allergy and Immunology, 26(8), p.765-71.