News in 2007
- Keep children moving for long-term heart health 10 December 2007 New research from the Children of the 90s study shows that children who are more active have lower blood pressure.
- Want to be a sports star? Make sure you’re born in autumn 23 November 2007 Findings from the Children of the 90s project show that children born in autumn are more active than those born in spring.
- Giving your child too much milk – for too long - can put babies at risk of iron deficiency 5 October 2007 Delay weaning your baby too long and you may be putting your child at risk of iron deficiency.
- Less than 3 per cent of 11-year-olds take enough exercise 20 July 2007 Only 2.5 per cent of 11 year olds are taking enough exercise, suggests research from the Children of the 90s study, published today in the journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood.
- Major genetic study identifies clearest link yet to obesity risk 12 April 2007 Scientists have identified the most clear genetic link yet to obesity in the general population as part of a major study of diseases funded by the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity.
- The answer to childhood obesity could be as simple as encouraging kids to kick a football around for 15 minutes a day 20 March 2007 A new report published in the journal PLoS Medicine offers new hope for parents concerned about the growing obesity epidemic.
- Research shows that the benefits of eating seafood during pregnancy outweigh the risks 16 February 2007 Research published today in the Lancet casts new light on the controversial issue of whether pregnant women should eat fish.
- Children’s packed lunches – are they even worse than Turkey Twizzlers? 10 January 2007 Packed lunches taken to school by 7-year olds are even less healthy than school meals used to be before Jamie Oliver set out to reform them.