Fathers

Calling all fathers

As the father of a "Child of the 90s", you could make an extremely valuable contribution to scientific research. Way back in 1991/1992, we asked pregnant mothers to enrol in the project, and in most cases they are still our first contact in the family. Now, we would also like to focus on fathers — not only biological fathers, but also those who take on the role of parent.

What happens at a visit? Click in the bottom right to show the video full-screen.

This is a great opportunity for you to take a more active role in one of the world's most important long-term health research projects. Your family's involvement has already helped scientists make many important discoveries about health. For example, we have found that exercising for just 15 minutes a day can reduce the risk of childhood obesity by almost 50 per cent. The new phase of research looks at your role within the family, examining:

We would very much like fathers to enrol in the project in their own right. In the videos and links below, we say more about what this involves. If you want to join the thousands who have already signed up, print out the enrolment form (PDF, 61kB), complete it and send it to us at the address on the form.

Hear what one dad has to say. Click in the bottom right to show the video full-screen.

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