2,000th dad signs up to be part of Bristol's Children of the 90s study
A STUDY which has followed the lives of thousands of children born in Bristol in the 90s has now recruited 2,000 fathers.
Bristol University's Children of the 90s has led to many groundbreaking studies by gathering measurements and samples from the pregnant mothers and babies across the former Avon area who signed up to the study in 1991. Over the last 18 months it has moved on to the fathers of the original youngsters to help gain a broader view of the factors that may have an impact on physical and mental health and wellbeing.
And now the world-renowned study has recruited its 2,000th father, Mark Kiff. The fathers have filled out questionnaires, taken part in tests including their blood being checked for sugar levels and cholesterol, scans to measure their bones, muscles and fat tissues and the arteries in their neck, their face shape, weight and height.
Researchers are also looking at key aspects of the father's own health, such as how family relationships affect a dad's health, whether he's more likely to be fit and active if his partner is too or whether various heart risk factors are associated with family dynamics.
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Professor George Davey Smith, scientific director of the study, added: "We are delighted that 2,000 fathers have come to see us. The information they have given us is invaluable because every individual is unique and together all the fathers are helping us to build up a comprehensive picture of a family's health and see why some people get ill and others don't.
"What we discover helps inform public and healthcare policy and can make a very real difference to treating and preventing ill health."