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Exeter Family Study of Childhood Health

Introduction

In Exeter, we are trying to understand what determines the growth of babies in the womb and in early life. Recently, we have shown that the genes the baby has inherited from its mother and father and the mother's health are important. We believe that genes that are important in controlling blood sugar play a crucial role in the baby's growth and the aim of the Exeter Family Study of Childhood Health is to try and test this.

Why is it important to study the genetics of babies' growth?

The early growth of the baby, both in the womb and in the first few years of life may be crucial for the development of their health in later life. By identifying the genes involved in this early growth, we hope to develop a better understanding of how these things are linked.

WE HAVE NOW FINISHED RECRUITING - MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN PART

>>>A list of publications from research arising from the Exeter Family Study can be downloaded here

Download Newsletter 2004
Download Newsletter 2005

Download Newsletter 2006
 

For further information about this project, please contact:

Exeter Family Study of Childhood Health
Exeter NIHR Clinical Research Facility,
Level 2, RILD Building, Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

or phone Anita Hill on: +44 (0) 1392 408184