What is Northpop?

Northpop is a research study in Västerbotten whose goal is that children are to be healthy and to thrive. In recent decades, asthma, allergies, excess weight and behavioural problems have increased among children and youth.  We know that the foundation for one’s future health is laid early on in life and we are still lacking important pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of knowledge about how heredity and environment interact during pregnancy and childhood. The aim of the Northpop study is to identify factors for children’s health that can be influenced.

The focus of the Northpop study is to identify risk and health factors for common children’s diseases. All parents-to-be in Västerbotten are invited to participate. Each family’s contribution is valuable. The project is being implemented by researchers at Umeå University and staff at Västerbotten County Council.

News

Meet our new colleague!

We would like to welcome Katrine Lundgren to our team! Katrine is currently finishing up with her studies to become a doctor, and will be doing her dissertation here with [...]

2,000 families involved in NorthPop!

We are pleased to announce that we have reached an important target in the NorthPop study. There are now 2,000 families involved with NorthPop, meaning we are well on our [...]

Maternal weight and infections in early childhood: a cohort study

Children born to overweight mothers are at greater risk of complications during childbirth and congenital malformations. Some minor cohort studies have shown a connection between the overweight of the mother [...]

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All future parents in Västerbotten are welcome to participate. Every familys contribution is valuable!
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Personnel testimonials

Det ska bli mycket intressant att se hur stort deltagande det blir i studien. Vi hoppas på att många vill delta och bidra till forskningen om vad som formar oss i början av våra liv.
Professor Magnus DomellöfMagnus Domellöf, Umeå Universitet
Northpop har förberetts under en lång tid och snart går äntligen startskottet på riktigt!
Docent Christina WestChristina West, VLL
Northpop handlar om medmänsklig forskning, det tycker jag är fint.
Hanna Nyström, Northpop