ALSPAC


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ALSPAC

Avon 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.
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Our research finds that a set of genetic risks identified from UK patients with a clinical diagnosis of childhood ADHD also predicted higher levels of developmental difficulties in children from a UK population cohort, the ALSPAC," said Thapar.
Replication and persistence of differential DNAm associated with prenatal smoke exposure in the ALSPAC newborns, children, and adolescents.
Entitled Children of the 90s, the ALSPAC project is based at the University of Bristol.
The article "Dietary Predictors of Maternal Prenatal Blood Mercury Levels in the ALSPAC Birth Cohort Study" (Golding et al.
The longitudinal patterns of bed-sharing and breastfeeding were also examined using data on infant sleep location at five time points between birth and 45 months of age for 14000 families from the ALSPAC (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children) cohort study (Blair et al, 2010).
Entitled Children of the 90s, the report is based on the ALSPAC project - the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.
ALSPAC and Golding are responsible for many valuable publications on human development, but ALSPAC was not designed to investigate mercury exposure and effects.
Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the ALSPAC Law and Ethics Committee and the local research ethics committees.
The large sample size and similarity of the ALSPAC cohort to the UK population make these results an important contribution to defining normal infant stool patterns, say the authors.