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Prospective Epidemiological Research Studies in IrAN (PERSIAN)

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INMA – INfancia y Medio Ambiente [Environment and Childhood] Project is a research network of several Spanish groups that created a project with the aim to study the paper of the more relevant environmental pollutants in the air, water and diet during the pregnancy and beginning of life, and their effects in the growth and development
This study is designed to understand why people of South Asian origin (originating from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) have an increased risk for developing diabetes and heart disease
Growing Up in Scotland is the longitudinal research study tracking the lives of thousands of children and their families from the early years, through childhood and beyond. The main aim of the study is to provide new information to support policy-making in Scotland but it is also intended to provide a resource for practitioners, academics, the voluntary sector and parents.
Born in Bradford is one of the biggest and most important medical research studies undertaken in the UK. The project started in 2007 and is looking to answer questions about our health by tracking the lives of 13,500 babies and their families and will provide information for studies across the UK and around the world. The aim of Born in Bradford is to find out more about the causes of childhood illness by studying children from all cultures and backgrounds as their lives unfold.
The goal of this study is to examine polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorinated dibenzo-dioxin (TCDD), and dioxin-like toxic equivalence (TEQ) exposures in relation to neurobehavioral and immunologic development in children.
Elfe is the first longitudinal study of its kind in France, tracking children from birth to adulthood. It will examine every aspect of these children’s lives from the perspectives of health, social sciences and environmental health. Covering the whole of metropolitan France, it was launched in April 2011, in the wake of a pilot survey of 500 families that began in 2007. Backed by the ministries in charge of research, health and sustainable development, as well as by a number of leading research bodies and other institutions, the Elfe study involves 150 researchers from more than 80 research teams.
The Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 are follow-up studies of the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947. The surveys had, respectively, tested the intelligence of almost every child born in 1921 or 1936 and attending school in Scotland in the month of June in those years. Therefore, tracing, recruiting and re-testing people who had taken part in the Surveys offered a rare opportunity to examine the distribution and causes of cognitive ageing across most of the human life course.
The Gateshead Millennium Study (or GMS) is a long-term research project looking at child health in north-east England. 1029 children and their families joined the study in 1999, and they continue to help us learn more about growth and development in childhood. The study is run from the Human Nutrition Research Centre in the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University, together with colleagues at the University of Strathclyde.
Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Children of the 90s is a long-term health research project that started in the early 1990s. It recruited more than 14,000 pregnant women, and these women and their families have been involved ever since. The Children of the 90s project works with researchers all over the world.
The SEATON study was designed to answer the question "Does mother's diet during pregnancy affect her unborn child's risk for getting asthma and allergies?".