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ALSPACAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy And Childhood. A UK (Bristol) study designed to determine ways in which individual genotypes interact with environmental pressures to influence health and development.
Details ALSPAC now has comprehensive data from 10,000 children and parents, from early pregnancy to teen age; data collection will continue.
Data collected Changes in anthropometry, attitudes and behaviour, fitness and other cardiovascular risk factors, bone mineralisation, allergic symptoms, mental health.