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Higher BMI increases the risk of asthma in children

1 July 2014

The increase in asthma risk in children could be partially explained by the rise in body mass index (BMI), according to new research from Children of the 90s and published today in PLOS Medicine. The study led by Dr Raquel Granell and colleagues, used genetic data to show that higher BMI increases the risk of childhood asthma.

High lead levels in blood could lead to premature births

14 May 2014

New research from Children of the 90s shows that pregnant women with higher-than-average levels of lead in their blood during pregnancy may be more likely to give birth prematurely.

Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons

2 April 2014

Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from Children of the 90s.

Frequent childhood nightmares may indicate an increased risk of psychotic traits

28 February 2014

Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research on Children of the 90s data from the University of Warwick.