Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Children of obese parents are up to five times more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach their forties, new research has found
Conscientious teenagers are less likely to smoke when they become adults, new research has concluded.
New research has found that children from less well-off families in the UK are more likely to experiment with alcohol while still in primary school than youngsters from more advantaged backgrounds.
Parents should routinely switch off the TV and take young children out for a walk or some other exercise in order to increase their chances of growing up to be fit, healthy adults, new research suggests.
Individuals who experience stressful events as children show more signs of physical ‘wear and tear’ by midlife, according to a new study of people born in 1958.
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