Picky eaters eating enough but falling short on their five a day 1 December 2016 New research on over 7,000 participants in Children of the 90s has found that children described by their parents as picky eaters are getting enough to eat overall but tend to eat less fruit and veg and to consume more sugary foods and drinks than non-picky eaters. They also consume less carotene, iron and zinc that kids who aren’t fussy about food.
- Picky eaters eating enough but falling short on their five a day 1 December 2016 New research on over 7,000 participants in Children of the 90s has found that children described by their parents as picky eaters are getting enough to eat overall but tend to eat less fruit and veg and to consume more sugary foods and drinks than non-picky eaters. They also consume less carotene, iron and zinc that kids who aren’t fussy about food.
- Dads who embrace parenthood have kids less prone to behavioural issues 23 November 2016 Children whose fathers adjusted well to parenthood and felt confident about their new role may be less likely to have behavioural problems in the run-up to their teens, indicates the 1,500th research paper from Children of the 90s.
- ALSPAC shortlisted for UK Biobank of the Year Award 17 November 2016 We're delighted to announce that we were nominated for the UK Biobank of the Year Award!
- Suicidal people need better online support 10 November 2016 Improve clinicians’ understanding of the online world, review web-based support services for vulnerable people and safeguard the public against pro-suicide content. Those are some of the recommendations being put to the internet industry, health providers and suicide-prevention services after researchers mapped how people with suicidal feelings use the internet.
- Insomnia more common in teens whose mums had postnatal depression 20 October 2016 More than a third (36%) of teenagers whose mothers suffered from postnatal depression experienced sleep problems at the age of 18, compared to only one in five (22%) teenagers whose mothers didn’t suffer from postnatal depression.
- Children of the 90s: the next generation reaches 500 13 October 2016 2016 marks a double celebration for Children of the 90s: the 25th anniversary of the world-famous health-research project and the imminent arrival of the 500th COCO90s baby.
- How baby’s genes influence birth weight and later life disease 28 September 2016 Genetic differences could help explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others, according to new research from the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium, an international collaboration of researchers including experts from Children of the 90s and the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol.
- Children of the 90s welcomes 2,000th visitor to Focus@24+ 27 September 2016 Children of the 90s recently welcomed Jack from Swindon (pictured right) through its doors to attend its latest Focus clinic – a day-long series of tests and scans, from blood pressure, liver and heart checks to a 3D body scan using the latest cutting-edge technology.
- Children of the 90s data cited in government’s child obesity strategy 13 September 2016 Research into the rise in obesity across five generations – including participants in Children of the 90s – has been cited in the government’s child obesity strategy, Childhood obesity: a plan for action.
- Children of the 90s researcher involved in new €10m research project 6 September 2016 Congratulations to Professor Debbie Lawlor, who runs the Focus on Mothers and COCO90s (Children of the Children of the 90s) studies at Children of the 90s (ALSPAC); she is a co-investigator and work package lead on a new Horizon 2020 award: LIFECYCLE.