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Parents’ split linked to weight gain in children, new research finds

12 June 2019

Children who experience a family break-up are more likely to become overweight or obese than those living with both parents, according to a new study.

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Taking part in the arts could help build children’s self-esteem, new study finds

30 May 2019

Children who play and listen to music, draw and paint, and read for pleasure tend to have higher levels of self-esteem, new research shows.

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Children born premature just as physically active as their peers, new study finds

23 May 2019

Being born early is no barrier to children and adolescents participating in organised sports and playing with friends, according to new research.

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Research round-up – January to March 2019

12 April 2019

Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Sociable children tend to have greater emotional resilience in middle age, new study finds

11 April 2019

Children who get on with their peers are more able to cope with stressful events in mid-life, new findings show.

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Generation X may be at greater risk of depression in adulthood than previously thought, new study explains

10 April 2019

Rates of psychological distress increased between mid-adolescence and early adulthood for members of Generation X, according to a new study.

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Mothers are not to blame for our childhood obesity crisis

25 March 2019

The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese.

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Obesity and emotional problems tend to develop together as children age, new research shows

22 March 2019

High BMI and mental ill-health go increasingly hand-in-hand to present a combined health risk for children from mid-childhood, according to a new study.

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Childhood adversity risk for mid-life health in Britain and US, study finds

19 March 2019

People who experienced physical abuse and neglect in childhood are at higher risk of poor health in middle age, new research shows.

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Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds

11 March 2019

Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.

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FAQs: About CLS research on children’s BMI and parents’ work

11 March 2019

These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds’

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The story of our lives: new short film celebrates the first 60 years of the National Child Development Study

11 March 2019

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is “one of the most influential pools of data that possibly the world has ever seen”, explains the former Labour minister and chair of the Social Mobility Commission, Alan Milburn, in a new short documentary film from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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