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Timing of parental divorce influences health of children when they reach middle age

18 December 2015

Children who see their parents divorce before age 7 are more likely than those who experience it at a later age to report health problems in their fifties, according to a new study.

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Poorer children nearly three times as likely to be obese, new study finds

11 December 2015

New findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have questioned why poorer children are at higher risk of obesity compared to their better-off peers.

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Children growing up without a garden more likely to be obese

16 September 2015

New research has found that young children with no access to a garden are far more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach seven.

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New research finds changes to social housing ‘penalty’

17 August 2015

An investigation into the effect of growing up in social housing on child development reveals significant changes since the 1970s.

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People who experience the stigma of obesity are more likely to overeat, research shows

7 August 2015

Making people aware of their weight problems may not help them to improve their health.

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Consultation: MCS Age 17 Survey

30 June 2015

CLS is seeking input into the content of the Age 17 Survey of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), scheduled for 2018. Age 17 marks a major transition in the cohort members’ lives and has the potential to be a particularly important and illuminating stage of the study.

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Children with two left feet are more likely to become sedentary adults, study finds

28 June 2015

People with good motor coordination at 10 years old tend to spend less time in front of screens – either computer or TV – in adolescence and middle-age. They are also more likely to be physically active in their early 40s.

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One in eight UK pupils in Year 6 report having had an alcoholic drink

23 June 2015

A new study on underage drinking in the UK calls for further investigation into alcohol use among primary school children, and for prevention of underage drinking to be extended to this young an age

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Bullied children have higher risk of adult obesity and heart disease

28 May 2015

Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, according to a new study.

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Why do participants consent to data linkage?

27 May 2015

Almost 80 per cent of Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) parents regularly consented to allow health records of their children to be linked to survey results.

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Fat is the new normal – good news for society but bad news for our health

27 May 2015

Hollywood stars and top models may be getting larger, but accepting that beauty comes in varying shapes and sizes might not be good for our health, warns Professor Alice Sullivan of the UCL Institute of Education.

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Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

19 May 2015

Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10, according to a new study

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