Go back to the list Jan 30, 2015

Ground-breaking study into how childhood life impacts adult health continues

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) is to continue collaborating with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the UK as part of a ground-breaking study into how the way we live in childhood may affect our health as adults.

Funded by a number of charities and companies, including Nestlé, the study, called EarlyBird, began in 2000 and it is now entering its third phase. Its aim – to follow a cohort of 300 children from an early age, better understand how their lifestyle, behaviours and diet influence their metabolic health as they grow, and identify relevant biomarkers for metabolic and nutritional health in childhood.

For more information on the study, please visit the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences website