On Wednesday, St. Louis will get a progress report on local participation in the National Children’s Study.
The study – which is currently in a pilot phase – will examine how environmental factors affect the health and development of more than a 100,000 children nationwide, by tracking them from before birth to age 21.
Back in December 2010 we told you that St. Louis is joining the National Children's Study, the largest long-term study of child health ever conducted in the United States.
St. Louis is joining the National Children's Study, the largest long-term study of child health ever conducted in the United States.
The study will follow 100,000 children nationwide from before birth to age 21.
Local study leader Louise Flick of Saint Louis University's School of Public Health says more than 4,000 children from St. Louis City, Jefferson County, and southwestern Illinois will be asked to participate.
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