Rapid weight gain in first three months of life increases asthma risk8 January 2015Babies who gain weight rapidly in the first three months of life are more likely to develop asthma and for it to persist into adolescence. This is according to the latest research from Children of the 90s, which analysed information on height, weight and asthma symptoms in almost 10,000 people in the study at various points in time from birth to age 17.
Vitamin D link to short-sightedness ruled out19 December 2014New findings from Children of the 90s suggest that children with low levels of vitamin D in their blood are not at increased risk of developing myopia (short-sightedness).
Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect child’s mental health and school results11 September 2014Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems (particularly hyperactivity and inattention) in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research on more than 4,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University.
Mind and body: immune system link to mental illness identified13 August 2014Children with high everyday levels of a protein released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis in adulthood, according to new research which suggests a role for the immune system in mental illness.
Higher BMI increases the risk of asthma in children1 July 2014The 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.
Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons2 April 2014Men 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.