At this stage, the POPStar study consists only of following the current health and educational status of participating mothers and children through their routinely collected information. From this information alone we hope to be able to make advances in our understanding of long-term health outcomes.
This means that the present study does not require any active steps from any POPs families who are happy to take part.
In the future, we hope to be able to launch further work looking in more detail at certain aspects of long-term health, guided by our first results. This might involve getting in touch to ask specific questions or even to take measurements, for example blood pressure.