Key discoveries

A short film about Children of the 90s by the Wellcome Trust. Click in the bottom right to show it full-screen.

To date, 1000 academic papers have been published as a result of information supplied by Children of the 90s participants. The 1000th discovery is that men who started smoking before puberty have fatter sons, advancing our knowledge of how health effects pass across generations. Many of the 1000 are important discoveries about childhood health, attracting national and international attention, including:

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Just fifteen minutes of daily vigorous exercise can halve the risk of obesity.

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If a pregnant mother eats oily fish, her child may have better eyesight.

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Babies are not harmed by sleeping on their backs.

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Use of air fresheners and aerosols is associated with more diarrhoea and earache in babies.

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Children exposed to lots of chemical agents are more likely to wheeze

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Peanut allergy can result from peanut oil in certain baby creams and lotions.

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Mothers who smoke take longer to get pregnant & are more likely to miscarry

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Teenage girls who are too thin may be putting their bones at risk

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Other significant discoveries include:

Prof. Jean Golding OBE discusses some key discoveries from 21 years. Click in the bottom right to show it full-screen.

Even more important discoveries are yet to come.

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