The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) is a large scale longitudinal study of children born in Avon (UK) during the early 1990s and has been established as a resource for the study of genetic and environmental factors contributing to long term health and development. As a long-term, large-scale population study, ALSPAC offers a chance to study the biological and environmental influences affecting a person’s health. The ALSPAC project has accrued a wealth of health and lifestyle data collated from questionnaires completed by parents, physical examinations of children, health records, biological sample analysis and tests on the home environment. Subsequently ALSPAC has become known as an invaluable resource to researchers around the world investigating child health issues and the causes and prevention of childhood ailments and disorders
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