Women in Cache County are about to be asked to sign up their unborn children for a national study on children's health.
The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that 30 new study locations are about to start recruiting for the National Children's Study, the largest, long-term look at children's health ever conducted in the United States. It aims to follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 to understand how the foods they eat, water they drink and chemicals they are exposed to interact with their genes to cause or prevent diseases.
The study launched in Salt Lake County, along with six other locations, last year. So far, 255 Utah women have joined and 103 babies have been born into the study.